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Courtney McCourt
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Metcalf Institute Adds Fellowship Slot
Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists to Host 11 Fellows

NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND - December 3, 2008 - The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is recruiting applicants for its newly added slot in the Eleventh Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.

With funding from the Chicago Tribune Foundation, Metcalf Institute will now be offering eleven fellowships for early to mid-career journalists to attend a weeklong (June 7-12, 2009) science immersion workshop at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. To address the 2009 theme of global change in coastal ecosystems, participants will experience fieldwork in and around Narragansett Bay and lab exercises at one of the nation's premier research institutions. Fellows will also attend lectures by leading scientists and policy makers and participate in journalism clinics.

The Chicago Tribune Foundation funding is based on a shared commitment to support a journalism workforce that reflects all communities, including minorities and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Each fellowship provides tuition, room and board, and travel reimbursement. The fellowships are available to journalists with a minimum of two years experience in journalism and a demonstrated interest in science and the environment. Additional information and applications are available here at the website or by calling (401) 874-6211.

Applications for the Eleventh Annual Workshop must be postmarked by January 26, 2009.

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, named for Michael P. Metcalf, late publisher of The Providence Journal, was established in 1997 with funding from the Belo Corporation, The Providence Journal Charitable Foundation, The Philip L. Graham Fund, and the Telaka Foundation.


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December 4, 2008