DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

Event Date: 
February 6, 2017
Haaretz reporter Ruth Schuster aboard fisheries research trawler

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, a global leader in providing science training for journalists, invites early- to mid-career journalists to apply for its competitive 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems   The workshop will be held June 4-9, 2017, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions.  Ten early to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes travel support, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment. Two of the ten slots will be awarded to internationally based journalists.

In the field, lab, and classroom, Metcalf Fellows will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of how scientists conduct research
  • Develop the skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for general audiences
  • Build confidence in their abilities to discern the credibility of scientific sources
  • Acquire the skills needed to comb through complex scientific data to break stories on a range of science and environmental topics
  • Conduct a fisheries survey aboard a URI research vessel
  • Cultivate new sources through interactions with leading researchers and policy experts in an informal, off-deadline atmosphere
  • Network and develop lasting relationships with journalists from around the globe

Applications for the 2017 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists are due by Feb 6, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit http://metcalfinstitute.org/training/awj2017/

Event Details
Contact Name: 
Karen Southern
Contact Email: 
karen_southern@mail.uri.edu
Organization: 
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
Site: 
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Location: 
218 S. Ferry Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
Phone Number: 
401-874-6009