Journalists from 6 nations named Knight Science fellows
The fellows will take classes, attend seminars, visit labs and conduct interviews during the nine-month program, MIT said. They are part of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. The principal sponsor is the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The fellows announced Wednesday are:
-- Clark Boyd, technology correspondent for The World, a radio show co-produced in Boston by WGBH and the BBC.
-- Herton Escobar, science and environment reporter for O Estado de S. Paolo newspaper in Brazil.
-- Richard Friebe, writer and editor for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Germany.
-- Lila Guterman, a senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
-- Elizabeth Howton, science and health editor of the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News.
-- Jeanne Lenzer, freelance medical writer.
-- Wycliffe Muga, who writes about environmental conservation for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya.
-- Stephanie Nano, a supervising editor and reporter for The Associated Press who has written on a wide range of medical issues.
-- Sora Song, science reporter for Time magazine.
-- Tetsuro Yamada, science writer for The Yomiuri Shimbun in Japan.
-- Yanning Luo, senior editor and reporter for Sanlian Life Weekly in China.
-- Zheng Yu, desk editor for science and technology at Xinhua News Agency of China.
Howton and Nano will be the first two fellows in the new medical science concentration within the Knight Fellowships.