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Company: Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
Weeklong Fellowship for Journalists
Rhode Island
Job Status:  Other
Ad Expires: 
January 10, 2013
Job ID: 1454931


Metcalf Institute, a national leader in providing science training for journalists, is accepting applications for its 15th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems. The weeklong workshop runs from June 9 through June 14, 2013 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions.

The fellowship a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience that gives journalists an opportunity to explore and understand the impacts of global change in coastal ecosystems. The program emphasizes basic methods of scientific research, the principles and ethics that guide scientific inquiry, opportunities to cultivate scientific sources, and deepening journalists’ understanding of how environment and the public interest intersect.  Metcalf teams journalists with scientists and regulatory experts to work in the field, lab and at the conference table to consider research and policy on marine and coastal environmental issues. Metcalf Fellows, selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, learn how to analyze scientific data in and around Narragansett Bay and sharpen their investigative reporting skills.

  • Explore the impacts of rising sea levels on salt marsh ecosystems
  • Conduct a fish trawl aboard a URI research vessel to study the impact of global change on commercially important fisheries
  • Study the effects of hypoxia in coastal waters
  • Attend lectures by top researchers, policy makers and science communicators on environmental topics of the day
  • Learn data visualization techniques and how to translate scholarly publications for public audiences

The program is open to early- to mid-career journalists from all media with a demonstrated interest in science and environmental reporting.

The Metcalf Fellowship includes tuition, room, board & up to $500 for travel. The postmark deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.  

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