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Enviro-Mich message from "Ronald J. Riley" <rjriley@rjriley.com>

I picked this up on the Society of Professional Journalists list and thought
it may be of interest here.

Ronald J. Riley  www.rjriley.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Grimes <JGrimes@SPJHQ.ORG>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 1998 5:25 PM
Subject: FW: Science fellowships for journalists

First Annual Workshop for Journalists, May 22-26, 1999
Measuring Change in the Coastal Environment:
Water Pollution, Fisheries, and Beach Erosion
URI Graduate School of Oceanography
Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting will offer 12
fellowships next year to journalists in all media who are beginning to
specialize in environmental and marine reporting and want to learn about
the science underlying marine and environmental topics.
During this intensive, four-day, hands-on workshop, reporters will come to
the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography to work
with both researchers in the lab and public policy experts in the field to
learn how scientific research is conducted, to sharpen their computer
research skills, and to understand the principles and ethics that guide
scientific inquiry.  The workshops emphasize the integration of science
into public policy and the local community. Fellows will attend lectures,
debates, and panel sessions given by leading writers, scientists, and
policy experts.
The Metcalf Institute was established in 1997 with an endowment from the
foundations of three news organizations: A.H. Belo Corporation, owner of
the Dallas Morning News and parent company of The Providence Journal, The
Providence Journal Company, and the Philip Graham Fund, the foundation of
The Washington Post. The institute was established with the intent of
helping journalists become better informed about science and research and
to strengthen communication between journalists and scientists.
Fellowships will be offered to working journalists representing all media
with an emphasis on reporters who are beginning to specialize in reporting
marine and environmental news. A fellowship provides room, board, and
tuition to attend the workshop. Application deadline in February 1, 1999.
For more details about the workshop or to print out an application:
Metcalf website:  www.gso.uri.edu/metcalf
Email inquiries:        jack@gso.uri.edu

Jackleen de La Harpe
Executive Director, Metcalf Institute

Editor, Maritimes

University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
Narragansettt Bay Campus
Narragansett, RI 02882
401.874.6499 (phone)
401.874.6486 (fax)

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