19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

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The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting awarded fellowships to ten journalists to attend its 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.  The Metcalf Fellows, chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants representing 44 countries, included freelance journalists and staff from a variety of large and small media organizations.

The 2017 workshop, June 4 -9, helped the journalists sharpen their research and reporting skills by putting them directly in the field, laboratory, and classroom to gain a deeper understanding of how scientists approach, conduct, and analyze their research. The Metcalf Fellowship provided critical context for environmental stories, built journalists’ confidence in translating complex scientific data, and gave them a unique opportunity to engage with top scientists. Metcalf Fellows left the workshop with the background, tools, and sources to break stories on a range of environmental topics.

The workshop took place at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier research institutions with a global reputation for excellence in marine research and exploration of the world’s oceans and coasts.

The 2017 Metcalf Fellows were:

  • Meredith Bauer, freelance journalist, Dublin, California
  • Kimberly Cauvel, environment reporter, Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washington
  • Megan Darby, deputy editor, Climate Home, London, England
  • Lindsay Fendt, foreign correspondent, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ashley Fitzpatrick, reporter, The Telegram, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Aya Nader, freelance journalist, Cairo, Egypt
  • Alessandra Potenza, associate science editor, The Verge, New York, New York
  • Maurice Tamman, reporter and editor for Reuters News, New York, New York
  • Tegan Wendland, reporter, WWNO-FM Public Radio, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Daniel Woolfolk, multimedia journalist, Sightline Media Group, Vienna, Virginia

Learn more about the 2017 Fellows and see a list of Metcalf Institute alumni.

Read about the 2017 Fellows’ experience at the workshop.

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