Metcalf News

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 ]


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. The workshop, which runs June 3 through 8th at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, will introduce fellows to the… [ Continue Reading ]


Remembering Peter Lord

Metcalf Institute Journalism Co-Director, Peter B. Lord, passed away on April 4, 2012. In addition to his thirty years as the environment reporter for The Providence Journal, Peter had served as the first and only Journalism Co-Director at Metcalf Institute. In this role, Peter helped to shape our mission and was a role model for… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Lectures to Feature Top Scientists and Communicators

Narragansett, RI – April 17, 2012 – 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… [ Continue Reading ]


Grantham Prize Winners

As we await the announcement of the 2012  Grantham Prize winners, the Grantham Prize Book List offers an eye-opening introduction to some of today’s biggest environmental concerns, ranging from human impacts on the world’s oceans to the details behind mining the Canadian tar sands. Read about these topics and more by clicking on the links… [ Continue Reading ]