Fellows for the 1986-87 academic year have been named for the Nieman Foundation program at Harvard University and the John S. Knight fellowship program at Stanford University.

Twelve American journalists awarded the Knight fellowships will be joined by six journalists from other countries, who will come to Stanford as international fellows.

The American winners of Knight fellowships are:

Gary Delsohn, urban affairs writer, Denver Post; Michael Greenberg, critic, San Antonio Express-News; Mark Jaffe, environmental writer, Philadelphia Inquirer; Michael Kernan, reporter, The Washington Post; Peter Mancusi, legal affairs reporter, Boston Globe; Ozier Muhammad, photographer, Newsday; Leonard Reed, columnist, The Record, Hackensack, N.J.; Evelyn Richards, technology editor, San Jose Mercury News; Allen Short, projects reporter, St. Paul Pioneer Press & Dispatch; Karen Dorn Steele, environmental and public health reporter, Spokane Spokesman-Review; Clifford Teutsch, reporter, Hartford Courant, and Rhea Wilson, associate editor and editorial writer, Sacramento Bee.

The 12 journalists awarded Nieman fellowships are:

Charles Alston, reporter, Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record; Douglas Cumming, staff writer, The Journal, Providence, R.I.; Michael Davis, assistant managing editor -- news, Evening Sun, Baltimore; Susan Dentzer, general editor, Newsweek; Valerie Hyman, news reporter, WSMV-TV, Nashville, Tenn.; Nancy Lee, graphics editor, New York Times; Martha Matzke, executive editor, Education Week; Albert May, Washington correspondent, Raleigh (N.C) News & Observer; Michael Meyers, economics reporter, Minneapolis Star and Tribune; Charles Powers, Kenya bureau chief, Los Angeles Times; Ira Rosen, producer, "60 Minutes," CBS, and Linda Wilson, reporter, Daily News, Longview, Wash.