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Company: Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Weeklong Fellowship for Journalists Focusing on Climate Change
Rhode Island
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
December 19, 2013
Job ID: 1543514


Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 16th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Climate Change in Coastal Ecosystems.  The workshop runs from June 1 through June 6, 2014 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation's premier oceanographic research institutions.

Metcalf Fellows roll up their sleeves for an intensive week with scientists and regulatory experts in the field, lab and at the conference table.  Journalists learn how to interpret scientific research and sharpen their investigative reporting skills as they explore some of the most important environmental issues of our time.

The ten journalists selected to attend the workshop will:

  • Study the causes and consequences of ocean acidification through hands-on research;
  • Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel Cap’n Bert to identify the long-term impacts of climate change on commercially important fisheries;
  • Discuss projections for sea level rise and the latest policy approaches for coastal adaptation to climate change;
  • Attend lectures featuring top national researchers, policy makers and science communicators;
  • Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting;
  • Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences

Early to mid-career journalists from all media with a strong interest in improving and expanding their coverage of environmental topics and a desire to learn about scientific methods through field and lab work are invited to apply. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and up to US$500 in travel support, paid after the program. Non-U.S. applicants must include a written statement indicating that they can secure full travel funds and obtain the appropriate visa.

Applications for the 2014 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be postmarked or emailed by February 7, 2014. For more information and to apply, visit www.metcalf or click here.

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