Announcing 26th Annual Workshop for Journalists Fellows and Finalists!

Metcalf Institute has selected ten Fellows for the Institute’s 26th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists! The Annual Workshop is a weeklong immersion program designed to help Fellows gain new insights, engage deeply with scientists, researchers, policy makers and community members to aid their reporting, expand peer networks with journalists from around the globe, and produce accurate and contextualized reporting grounded in science on globally relevant climate and environmental issues. 

2024 Theme: Water under Pressure

The 2024 Annual Workshop for Journalists will have a special focus on water issues and climate change. Fellows will dive deep into issues such as water quality, equity and sustainability, and ecosystem restoration, all through a social justice lens.

We received over 150 applications from 32 countries, competing for 10 fellowship slots. We are proud to welcome the following journalists to the 2024 Metcalf Fellowship cohort:

We are proud to welcome the following journalists to the 2024 Metcalf Fellowship cohort:

2024 Annual Workshop Finalists:

We recognize the talent, determination and dedication of all the applicants, and we are confident that each will continue to produce impactful journalism that raises awareness about critical environmental issues. Please join us in recognizing these accomplished Finalists:

  • Rose Cahalan, Austin TX, Texas Monthly
  • Jessica McKenzie, Chicago IL, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Courtney Flatt, Richland WA, Northwest Public Broadcasting/N3
  • Madeline Heim, Madison WI, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Alyssa Aquino, NY, Law360
  • Marisa Mecke, Atlanta GA, WABE 90.1
  • Tyrone Turner, Washington, DC, WAMU 88.5
  • Liz Teitz, San Antonio Express-News
  • Cami Ferrell, Houston TX, Environmental Health News
  • Pragathi Ravi, Bengaluru, India, freelance
  • Shamsuddin Illius, Chattogram, Bangladesh, Bureau Chief-Chattogram
  • Philippe Pernot, Beirut, Lebanon, Frankfurter Rundschau, various

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