Dennis Cauchon

Assistant National Editor, USA Today

Study Plan: The history of false ideas

Christina Cheakalos

Writer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Study Plan: Public policy and the disaffected

Nancy Colasurdo

Sports Writer and Columnist, The Times of Trenton (NJ)

Study Plan: Women's athletics in the media

Todd Duncan

Graphics Director, The Charlotte Observer

Study Plan: Advanced Technology

Xu Fang

Reporter, China Daily (Beijing)

Study Plan: Economics and computers

Joyce (Joy) Hackel

Africa Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor Radio

Study Plan: Ethnic conflict, development in global context

Carol Hanner

Assistant Managing Editor, Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)

Study Plan: Reader comprehension and visual literacy

Katsunori Hirakawa

Copy Editor, The Chogoku Shimbun (Hiroshima)

Study Plan: Media differences in the US and Japan

Billy House

State Capitol Correspondent, Gannett News Service (NY)

Study Plan: State school financing and governance

Ki-Cheon Kim

Staff Reporter, Cho Sun Ilbo (Seoul)

Study Plan: Competitiveness in the US economy

Robert McClure

Staff Writer, The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Study Plan: Environmental resource policy

Mark McDonald

Senior Staff Writer, The Dallas Morning News

Study Plan: Business and Islamic politics

Mbogo Murage

Deputy Chief Sub-Editor, The Daily Nation (Nairobi)

Study Plan: Writing editorials and commentaries

Bill Rose

Editor, Tropic Sunday Magazine, The Miami Herald

Study Plan: Latin American history

Shen Shanyi

Staff Writer, Reuters (Shanghai)

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Eric Sorensen

Staff Writer, The Spokesman-Review (WA)

Study Plan: The impact of technology on families, communities and workers

Jin Weiyi

Staff Reporter, Shanghai Television

Study Plan: Business journalism, transitional economics and audience psychology