Yale Law School Announces 1996-97 Journalism Fellows

Yale Law School has awarded four Knight Fellowships in Law for Journalists for 1996-97. The fellowships will be given to Carole Bass, Julie Cohen, Charles M. Lane, and Judy Peres.

Carole Bass is managing editor of the New Haven Advocate. She has had extensive experience in both legal journalism and community journalism. Before her appointment at the Advocate last year, she was senior reporter and editor of the Connecticut Law Tribune and one of the founders and editors of the award-winning New Haven Independent. She holds a B.A. in history from Yale.

Julie Cohen is a producer and writer for Court TV and a former reporter for the Legal Times. At Court TV, she produces and writes Supreme Court Watch and Washington Watch. Before she joined Court TV, she was a news editor at WBAI in New York City. She holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Charles M. Lane is senior editor of The New Republic. Mr. Lane was previously a general editor at Newsweek and then the magazine’s Berlin bureau chief, where he was responsible for coverage of the war in the former Yugoslavia. His articles have appeared in many national journals, including Foreign Affairs, the New York Review of Books, and the Wall Street Journal. He holds an A.B. in social studies from Harvard.

Judy Peres is national and foreign editor of the Chicago Tribune. From 1968 to 1980, Ms. Peres was an editor at the Jerusalem Israel Post. Her journalism career has recently shifted focus from editorial management to reporting. She holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The fellows will spend the 1996-97 academic year at Yale Law School to improve their understanding of legal and policy issues. Fellows follow the first-year law curriculum and, upon successful completion of the program, receive the degree of Master of Studies in Law. Through the generous support of the Knight Foundation, the fellowships include a stipend for living expenses. Yale Law School provides a grant for the full cost of tuition.

For further information on the program, please contact Fellowships in Law for Journalists, Yale Law School, P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8215. Also, Catherine Iino, director of Public Affairs, Yale Law School 203-432-4938.

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