Resources for Journalists and Scientists

 

 

 

Journalists viewing map with scientist
You’re a reporter covering the latest wildfire, oil spill, or zoning meeting and you’re seeking a better understanding of the science underlying the story your writing.  But it’s crunch time, and you need the information right away.

Or maybe you’re a scientist preparing for a presentation, and you need quick access to effective tools to help engage public audiences or prepare for an interview with a reporter.

Metcalf Institute offers a wide range of free resources for journalists and scientists, ranging from Metcalf training program information and videos to scientifically vetted backgrounders on a variety of significant environmental topics.

 

Resources from Training Programs for Journalists:

 

Resources from Recent Training Programs for Scientists:

Resources from 2014 Training Programs for Journalists:

Scientifically Vetted Backgrounders
Metcalf Institute’s backgrounders take complex, scientific issues and explain them in clear, concise language that the reader can understand.  Developed to be a starting point for reporters on deadline who are looking for scientifically accurate information and good sources, the backgrounders are reviewed by scientific experts in relevant fields.

Topics include information on the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (CDEBI), a multi-institutional collaboration of scientists seeking to better understand the biology of the deep subseafloor environment; information on elevation mapping; and climate change.  The environmental science methods backgrounder, Elevation Mapping as a Tool for Building Resilient Coastal Communities, explains the importance of elevation mapping as it relates to shoreline erosion and the devastating effects of severe coastal storms.

Marine Deep Biosphere

Environmental Science Methods

Climate Change Research