Metcalf News

Environmental Nonprofits Gain New Communications Skills

“The first thing you have to do is decide what you are trying to communicate, and who your audience is,” advised Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, a trainer at Metcalf Institute’s Workshop to Improve Nonprofit Communication held in New Bedford, Massachusetts, April 16, in partnership with the Island Foundation. Participants, representing various Southern New England environmental organizations, attended… [ Continue Reading ]


20 Finalists Selected for Annual Science Immersion Fellowship

Global demand for science training leads to unprecedented number of applicants Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has selected 20 Finalists for its 2016 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The journalists are vying for ten fellowships at the Institute’s 18th annual weeklong workshop, June 5 – 10, at the University of Rhode Island… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Climate Change & the News Initiative: An Essential Resource for Journalists

News headlines are increasingly filled with stories about climate change impacts in the United States and around the world. On any given day, a reporter could be assigned to cover a story about a new climate change study, breaking news about storm surges, exacerbated by sea level rise, threatening to flood critical infrastructure, or taxpayer-subsidized… [ Continue Reading ]


Journalists Invited to Apply for Metcalf Institute 2016 Science Immersion Fellowship

Do you have the science background, sources, and investigative tools needed to dig into environmental stories and advance your career? Do you want to recharge your battery, gain new perspectives, and network with journalists from around the globe? The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, a global leader in providing… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Institute Executive Director to be Featured in Science Communication Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s executive director, Dr. Sunshine Menezes, will be one of three communication experts selected to lead a science-communication workshop organized by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on November 18, 2015, at the University of Chicago. With partial support from the MacArthur Foundation, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists… [ Continue Reading ]