Michael Brennan

Business Reporter, The Herald (Everett, WA)

Study Plan: Japanese versus American manufacturing methods

Candy Cooper

Reporter, San Francisco Examiner

Study Plan: Women, institutions and public policy

John Costa

Deputy Managing Editor, St. Petersburg Times

Study Plan: American community structure

David Farrell

Reporter, The Detroit News

Study Plan: African culture and history

Nicholi (Nickie) Flynn

Reporter, Wichita Eagle

Study Plan: Psychology of change

Herbert Frazier

Senior Writer, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)

Study Plan: Self-segregation among African Americans

Sari Kristiina Hallman

Staff Journalist, Kauppalehti (Helsinki, Finland)

Study Plan: Business and economic studies, management and psychology

David Hanners

Special Projects Writer, The Dallas Morning News

Study Plan: The media and capital punishment

Sherry Howard

Edputy National Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Study Plan: The elderly and U.S. social systems

William Laitner

Health and Fitness Writer, Detroit Free Press

Study Plan: Improving medical coverage

Myeong-Ho Mun

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Study Plan: Reformists of Russia, the Soviet Union and the commonwealth of Independent States

Mike Pearson

Arts Editor, Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Study Plan: Writing and photography

Victor Solis

Producer, NBS News (Madrid)

Study Plan: Interpreting Europe

James Tyson Jr.

China Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

Study Plan: Freedom versus order in the post-communist world