Metcalf News

Legacy of RI Reporter Honored With New Metcalf Seminar Series

NARRAGANSETT, RI – August 7, 2012 – For many reporters in Rhode Island and beyond, Peter B. Lord was a teacher, mentor and standard-bearer for excellence in environmental reporting.  Given Lord’s decades of experience building knowledge of regional environmental issues, cultivating diverse sources, and learning the science behind those stories, his death in April 2012… [ Continue Reading ]


Leading Science Blogger Shares Tools and Tips

July 30, 2012 It’s not rocket science, but effective use of social media is essential to communicating scientific research to a broad audience.  That was the focus of a workshop hosted by Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting in partnership with Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Rhode Island Sea Grant… [ Continue Reading ]


Award-winning Reporter Named Metcalf Journalism Co-director

PROVIDENCE, RI – July 9, 2012 – Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting Executive Director Sunshine Menezes announced the appointment of Richard Salit as the institute’s new journalism co-director.  Salit, an environment and health reporter for The Providence Journalreplaces Journal reporter Peter B. Lord, who died earlier this year. “While it’s difficult to fill… [ Continue Reading ]


Salt Lake Tribune Team Wins World’s Richest Journalism Prize

WASHINGTON, DC — June 6, 2012 — A three-person team from The Salt Lake Tribune has been awarded the 2012 The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. Brandon Loomis, Rick Egan and Dave Noyce will receive a total of $75,000 for “Our Dying Forests,” an extraordinary series examining the links between climate… [ Continue Reading ]


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 Narragansett, RI – May 8, 2012 — Communicating complex scientific research to reporters, policy makers and the general public can be a daunting task. The Metcalf Institute for Marine &… [ Continue Reading ]