Programs for Journalists

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is a national leader in providing comprehensive science-based training for journalists.  The institute’s mission is to foster accuracy and clarity in environmental reporting through its nationally recognized workshops and seminars.  The Institute also facilitates improved communication between scientists, reporters and the general public through communication workshops for scientists and public lectures on environmental issues.

Metcalf Institute’s free educational and training initiatives include:
➢    Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
➢    Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment
➢    Communication training for scientists
➢    Science seminars for journalists
➢    Annual Public Lectures Series

The Metcalf Institute endowment was established by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, and with additional funding from the Telaka Foundation.  Metcalf programming is funded through federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the URI Foundation.

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