Hilary Appelman

Correspondent (Jerusalem), The Associated Press

Study Plan: The role of religion and fundamentalism in Middle East politics

Marcelo Barreto

Sports Writer, O Globo (Rio de Janeiro)

Study Plan: The dramatic transition of sports figures from ghetto to stardom

James Bruggers

Staff Writer, Contra Costa Times (CA)

Study Plan: Energy and transportation

Eve Byron

Reporter, Helena Independent Record (MT)

Study Plan: Ethics, the Internet and the narrative

Nancy Cooney

Executive Sports Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Study Plan: Political science and literature

Hayes Ferguson

Latin America Correspondent, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

Study Plan: Latin American immigration and its impact on American culture, economics and politics

Thao Hua

Reporter, Los Angeles Times

Study Plan: Immigration and its effects on the justice system in areas of affirmative action, labor and civil rights

Seogyoo Kang

Copy Editor, The Joongang Ilbo (Seoul)

Study Plan: New media and communication

M.A.J. McKenna

Staff Writer and Columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Study Plan: The scientific, cultural, economic and political factors of response to public health threats

Robyn Meredith

Correspondent, The New York Times

Study Plan: Business reporting in the post-Cold War world

Cecilie Rohwedder

Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journali (Europe)

Study Plan: East-West Relations in the post-Cold War era and Russian

Jon Silverman

Home Affairs Correspondent, BBC

Study Plan: The handling of Nazi war crime issues in England and the U.S.

Steve Twedt

Staff Writer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Study Plan: The impact of managed health care on rural Americans

Liu Weiling

Assistant Director for Economic News, China Daily

Study Plan: International markets

Paul Wilborn

Reporter and Columnist, St. Petersburg Times

Study Plan: The impact of popular culture on social systems

Sherri Winston

Columnist and Reporter, Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)

Study Plan: The art of storytelling in prose and poetry