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Metcalf Institute, Yale Forum Offering
Fellowships for Business Journalists

As many as eight experienced business writers and editors will qualify for fellowships to attend and participate in two special sessions on covering climate change as part of the Society of Environmental Journalists' 19th Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 9-10, 2009.

The fellowships for business journalists are being offered by Metcalf Institute and The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media.

The fellowships provide travel and lodging expenses and SEJ Conference registration fees for October 9 and 10, including lodging at the conference headquarters hotel for October 8 and 9. Fellowship recipients will be expected to attend and participate in two October 9 concurrent sessions being organized by Metcalf Institute and The Yale Forum and in ongoing SEJ conference activities. The two specific concurrent sessions, occurring Friday morning and Friday afternoon, will address the costs of addressing/not addressing climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies; and the economic forces driving mass circulation journalism and the future outlook of environmental reporting and reporting on climate change in an age of media turmoil.

Interested business writers and editors should submit a one-page application letter specifying their interests in the fellowship by July 10 to Sunshine Menezes at the Metcalf Institute ( ) and Bud Ward at The Yale Forum ( Applicants must also include a resume identifying contact information and current employer or, in the case of freelancers, outlets publishing their work.

Additional information on the SEJ conference is available online.

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June 4, 2009