Amy Goldstein, who covers White House domestic policy for The Washington Post, is among 13 U.S. journalists and 12 international journalists awarded Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University.

During her academic year at Harvard, Goldstein will examine the roots and implications of civil-liberties-restricting policies that have been imposed as part of the effort to curb terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Goldstein joined The Post in 1987 as a reporter on the metropolitan staff, based in Montgomery County. She covered the county schools and higher education in the Maryland bureau and then continued to cover higher education in Maryland. She became regional health care reporter in 1991 and later joined the national staff, moving to the White House beat.

Other fellows announced yesterday by the Nieman Foundation are Mary "Molly" Bingham of World Picture News, Cheryl Carpenter of the Charlotte Observer, Richard Chacon of the Boston Globe, James Daly of George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edward Gargan of Newsday, Joshua Hammer of Newsweek, Louise Kiernan of the Chicago Tribune, Maggie Mulvihill of the Boston Herald, Amy Ellis Nutt of the Newark Star-Ledger, H. Joseph O'Connor Jr. of ABC's "Nightline," Elizabeth Rubin of the New York Times Magazine and Chris Waddle of the Anniston (Ala.) Star.

International fellows are Absar Alam of Islamabad, Pakistan; Laurence Bagot of Paris; Patricia Danaher of Dublin; Roza Eftekhari of Tehran; Ana Cristina Enriquez of Monterrey, Mexico; Henry J.J. Jeffreys of Auckland Park, South Africa; Sergio Kalili of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Young Jin Kang of Seoul; Ines Pohl of Kassel, Germany; Ceri Thomas of London; Rusudan Tsereteli of Rustavi, Georgia; and Thepchai Yong of Bangkok.

AMY GOLDSTEIN