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Metcalf Institute Workshop to Give Rhode Island Scientists Valuable Communication Skills
One-day workshop at Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting will teach scientists how to communicate complex research to the public through the news media. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Lectures to Feature Top Scientists and Communicators
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting will host its Annual Public Lecture Series June 4 through June 8th, 2012. The lectures by nationally recognized scientists and communicators will explore current research on global environmental change, the impacts on coastal ecosystems, and how these changes are understood by the public. [ Full text ]

2012 Metcalf Fellowships Awarded
Ten reporters have been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to attend Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting's 14th Annual Science Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Institute Executive Director to Lead Panel Discussion at Nation's Largest Environmental Film Festival
The executive director of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, Sunshine Menezes, has been invited to lead a panel discussion about climate change communication at the 20th Annual Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC, on March 25, following the world premiere of a film about the nation's policy response to man-made threats to the ozone layer. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Institute Hires New Communications Director To Lead Outreach Efforts
The Metcalf for Marine & Environmental Reporting has hired veteran journalist and communication strategist Karen Southern to lead the organization's communications efforts. [ Full text ]


2011


Metcalf Institute Announces 2012 Entry Deadlines
For $75,000 Grantham Prize

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has announced the 2012 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. In its seventh consecutive year, the $75,000 Grantham Prize, the largest cash award for journalism, will reward the very best environmental writing of 2011. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
Announces 2011 Fellowships for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting will offer ten science training fellowships in 2012 for professional journalists to attend the 14th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The week-long workshop, "Coastal Impacts: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems," will be held at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography June 3-8, 2012. [ Full text ]

Grantham Prize Awards Ceremony Scheduled for September 21
James Astill of The Economist to be Awarded $75,000 for
Excellence in Reporting on the Environment

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has announced that the sixth annual Grantham Prize Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 21, at the Columbia University Faculty House in New York City. The Grantham Prize Awards Ceremony will take place in conjunction with Climate Week NYC, an annual international event focused on driving a Clean Revolution. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Institute Selects Eleven Participants
for Marine Science Seminar for Journalists

Seminar to focus on human interactions with ocean environments
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has announced the names of eleven reporters who will participate in a Metcalf science seminar to be held July 13-15, 2011. The seminar, Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists, will be held at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, a leading oceanographic research campus. [ Full text ]

$75,000 Grantham Prize Winner Announced
2011 Grantham Prize Honors Excellence in Environmental Journalism
Sunshine Menezes, executive director of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, and 2010 Grantham Prize winner Alanna Mitchell announced the 2011 winner of The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. James Astill of The Economist will receive US$75,000 for "The World's Lungs: Forests, and How to Save Them," a commanding 8-part special report on the state of global forests and the rising threats they face from human exploitation and climate change. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
Awards Ten Journalism Fellowships

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has awarded fellowships to ten reporters. The Metcalf Fellows will attend the 13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists and concurrent Public Lecture Series at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, June 12 to June 17, 2011. [ Full text ]

Journalists and Informal Science Educators to Attend
Metcalf Institute Science Seminar in Louisiana

Seminar to Focus on Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting will welcome 23 participants to the science seminar Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, April 6-8, in Cocodrie, Louisiana. The seminar, to be held at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium DeFelice Marine Center, will explore the emerging science of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as its one-year anniversary approaches. [ Full text ]

Metcalf Institute Offers New Marine Science Seminar for Ethnic News Media
Seminar to focus on marine environmental issues facing coastal communities

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is offering a seminar, Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists, July 13-15, 2011, at the University of Rhode Island in Narragansett, Rhode Island. [ Full text ]

2011 Metcalf Fellowship Application Deadlines are Approaching

The University of Rhode Island's Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting fellowship applications for two important science-training opportunities for journalists and informal science educators. The January application deadlines for both fellowships are fast approaching. [ Full text ]

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2010


Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
Announces 2011 Fellowships for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental reporting is offering fellowships for two science training opportunities: a Science Seminar on oil spill impacts, April 6-8, 2011; and the 13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 12-17, 2011. [ Full text ]


Metcalf Institute Receives NSF Grant for Science Journalism Program
on Environmental Impacts of Gulf Crisis

The Metcalf Institute has been awarded a one-year National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID Response grant through the Foundation's office of Informal Science Education. The $199,909 NSF grant, "Improving Communication of Oil Spill Research," will support three integrated Metcalf Institute programs that will bring science journalists, communications professionals, and informal science educators together with research scientists who are currently studying the Deepwater Horizon oilrig failure and its impacts on the Gulf of Mexico. [ Full text ]


$75,000 Grantham Prize Winner Announced
2010 Grantham Prize Honors Excellence in Environmental Journalism

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has announced that Canadian author Alanna Mitchell is the winner of the 2010 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. Mitchell, author of the extraordinary book "Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis" published by McClelland & Stewart, is the first book author to receive The Grantham Prize and the first Canadian entrant to win the $75,000 prize. [ Full text ]


Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting Awards 10 Journalism Fellowships

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has awarded fellowships to 10 reporters. The fellows will attend Metcalf's weeklong Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography from June 6 to June 11, 2010. [ Full text ]


Metcalf Institute Extends Deadline for Science Seminar on Toxic Chemicals

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has extended the application deadline to February 24 for the Science Seminar for Journalists. [ Full text ]

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2009


Metcalf Institute Announces New Science Seminar for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental reporting is now recruiting for a new Science Seminar for Journalists in 2010. [ Full text ]


Metcalf Institute to Host Twelfth Annual Workshop for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is recruiting for the Twelfth Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. [ Full text ]


Metcalf Institute Awards Environmental Reporting Fellowships

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded the 2009-2010 Environmental Reporting Fellowship to two professional journalists. [ Full text ]


Metcalf Institute Awards $75,000 Grantham Prize to USA Today Reporters
Winning Series Reveals Toxic Air in Schools

NARRAGANSETT, R.I., July 6, 2009 - Blake Morrison and Brad Heath of USA Today are the 2009 winners of the Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. Morrison and Heath will receive the $75,000 prize for "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools," their data-intense investigative series on industrial pollution near schools. [ Full text | pdf Version ]


Four Finalists Chosen for $75,000
2009 Grantham Prize for Environmental Journalism

Four finalists have been chosen for the fourth annual Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. [ Full text ]



Experts to Weigh in on Environment and Journalism
Metcalf Lectures Focus on Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its Annual Public Lecture Series, Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across, from Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12. This year's program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism. [ Full text ]



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. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Awards 11 Journalism Fellowships
Program focuses on environmental science and reporting

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded Annual Workshop for Journalists fellowships to 11 reporters. The Fellows will attend Metcalf's week-long marine and environmental science immersion program at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography from June 7 to June 12, 2009. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Announces Job Opening
for Publicity Coordinator

This is a part-time position for a publicity coordinator. [ Full text ]

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2008


NSF to Host Panel Discussion
on Communicating Climate Change

Journalists Andy Revkin (New York Times), John Carey (Business Week), Tom Rosenstiel (Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism) to join climate scientists Michael Mann, Maureen Raymo on Jan. 8, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Adds Fellowship Slot
Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists to Host 11 Fellows
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is recruiting for applicants for its newly added slot in the Eleventh Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Announces Science Training
Fellowships for Minority Journalists

Reporting on the environment, public policy, and even business, often requires journalists to explain complex scientific research and its implications. Early career reporters can gain these skills through Metcalf Institute's 2009-2010 Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Announces Eleventh Annual
Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting seeks applicants for its science training fellowship, the Eleventh Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Awards Five Fellowships
to Minority Journalists

Environmental Reporting to Expand in Newsrooms Across the Country
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded the 2008-2009 Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting to five professional journalists. [ Full text ]



Prize Winners to be Honored; Expert Panel
to Weigh Climate Change Options

The third annual Grantham Prize Seminar on the State of Environmental Journalism will honor the year's best environmental journalism from the U.S. and Canada and include an engaging discussion on responses to climate change at the Freedom Forum's Newseum in Washington, D.C., on September 8, 2008. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Awards $75,000 Grantham Prize
to The New York Times' "Choking on Growth" Series

David Barboza, Keith Bradsher, Howard French, Joseph Kahn, Chang W. Lee, Jimmy Wang, and Jim Yardley of The New York Times are the 2008 winners of the Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. Barboza, Bradsher, French, Kahn, Lee, Wang, and Yardley will receive the $75,000 prize for "Choking on Growth," their 10-part series about the environmental degradation that has accompanied China's unprecedented development. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting Awards Ten Journalism Fellowships
Program focuses on environmental science and reporting

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded the Tenth Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists Fellowships to ten reporters. The reporters will attend Metcalf's week-long marine and environmental science immersion program at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography from June 8 to June 15, 2008. [ Full text ]

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2007


International Journalist to Lecture on Environmental Journalism in China
London-based Editor Addresses Climate Crisis

As the global impacts of climate change become more apparent, China has become a crucial player in the international discussion about how to address these impacts. A new website, chinadialogue.net, facilitates this cross-cultural dialogue with China. The University of Rhode Island's Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and URI's Confucius Institute will host a public lecture by Isabel Hilton, founder and editor of chinadialogue.net. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Announces Training Fellowships for Journalists
Fellowships focus on basic science reporting and minority journalists.
Reporting on the environment, public policy, and even business, often requires journalists to explain complex scientific research and its implications. The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental reporting is recruiting journalists for two science training fellowships: Metcalf's Tenth Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, and the Metcalf Institute Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting. [ Full text ]



Leading Climate Scientist, IPCC Contributor, Dr. Ben Santer
to Address 2007 Grantham Prize Journalists

Leading climate scientist Dr. Benjamin D. Santer will be the keynote speaker at this year's Grantham Prize Seminar on Environmental Journalism, "Reporting on Climate Change: Science, Policy and the News," Monday, September 24, 2007, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography's Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Awards Six Fellowships to Minority Journalists
Environmental Reporting to Expand in Newsrooms Across the Country
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded the 2007-2008 Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting to six professional journalists. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Awards Ten Fellowships to Journalists
Fellowships focus on climate change and environmental coverage
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded Annual Workshop for Journalists Fellowships to ten reporters from around the country. The reporters will attend a week-long marine and environmental science immersion program at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography from June 10 to June 15, 2007. [ Full text ]

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2006


Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Offers Science Fellowships for Journalists

Fellowships focus on science immersion and environmental coverage
Reporting on science and the environment calls for journalists to understand and explain complex research and its implications. To help journalists meet this challenge, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting offers two journalism fellowships: the Metcalf Institute Ninth Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists and Metcalf's Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting. Recruiting is underway for both programs. [ Full text ]



Distinguished Professor to Outline
Environmental Justice and America's Future

For nearly 20 years, civil rights leaders, academics, and legislators have argued that biases in environmental policy and long-standing economic discrimination in America have together created a disproportionate amount of hazardous pollution among the poor and communities of color. In seeking to redress these inequities, a movement toward environmental justice has evolved, bringing about debate some equity-based policy, but also over whether environmental discrimination actually exists. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Awards Six Fellowships to Minority Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has awarded the Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting to six professional journalists. This 42-week fellowship program provides minority journalists with an opportunity to learn basic science, gain environmental research and reporting skills, and apply new knowledge and skills in a 38-week reporting assignment. [ Full text ]



Metcalf's Annual Public Lecture Series
to be Held June 12-16

"Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across" is an annual public lecture series held as part of the Eighth Annual Workshop for Journalists fellowship program. Lectures are free and open to the public. Speakers scheduled for the lecture series are:

MONDAY, JUNE 12 - 3:30 p.m.
Biological Invasions in the Sea: Science, History and Policy
James T. Carlton, Professor of Marine Sciences, Williams College; Director, Williams-Mystic

TUESDAY, JUNE 13 - 3:30 p.m.
A World Without Sharks: Consequences of Global Loss of Ocean Preditors
Ransom A. Myers, Killam Chair of Ocean Studies, Dalhousie University

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 - 3:30 p.m.
The Shifting Landscape of Environmental Reporting
Amanda Griscom Little, Columnist, Grist Magazine

THURSDAY, JUNE 15 - 3:30 p.m.
Climate Change and the Ocean's Role in the Future of the Planet
Thomas Delworth, Climate Dynamics and Prediction Group Leader, Princeton University/NOAA

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 - 11 a.m.
Science in the Political Arena
David Goldston, Chief of Majority Staff for the House Science Committee

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2005


Grantham Prize to Honor Journalism Excellence
in Reporting on the Environment

The largest journalism prize in North America was announced today to honor outstanding reporting on the environment by journalists in the United States and Canada. The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment will provide a $75,000 cash award each year to one journalist or a team of journalists in recognition of exemplary reporting on the environment. [ Full text ]



Metcalf Institute Awarded NSF Grant
to Support Diversity in Journalism Fellowships

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting was awarded a $856,479 grant from the National Science Foundaiton to support six 42-week paid science and reporting fellowships for minority journalists. The Metcalf Institute, publisher of Environment Writer, will administer this new program over the next five years, which will begin in 2006. [ Full text ]

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