Journalists Awarded Fellowships at Metcalf Institute
• Mary Ann Bragg, reporter for the Cape Cod Times in Hyannis, MA
• Grace Chua, reporter for The Straits Times in Singapore
• Robert S. Eshelman, freelance reporter in Brooklyn, NY
• Rosa Flores Dee, reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans, LA
• Stephanie May Joyce, reporter for Unalaska Community Broadcasting in Unalaska, AK
• Elaine Lembo, deputy editor of Cruising World in Middletown, RI
• Marta Śmigrowska, host of the program Eco Reporter on the Polish national TV station in Warsaw, Poland.
• Matt Smith, news editor for CNN in Atlanta, GA
• Meera Subramanian, freelance reporter in West Barnstable, MA Biographical information and details about the fellowship are available at www.metcalfinstitute.org. The journalists will gain hands-on research experience through scientific fieldwork in and around Narragansett Bay, lab exercises at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier research institutions, and discussions with leading writers and scientists. The workshop includes training in environmental research methods, translating scientific publications, and opportunities to cultivate scientific sources and sharpen reporting skills for any story in which the public interest intersects with environmental change. The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting was established in 1997 with funding from three media foundations, the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, and from the Telaka Foundation. It is named for the late Michael P. Metcalf, a visionary in journalism and publisher of The Providence Journal Bulletin from 1979-1987. In addition to providing science training for reporters and editors to help improve the accuracy and clarity of environmental reporting, Metcalf Institute administers The Grantham Prize, the world’s largest cash prize for journalism awarded for excellence in environmental reporting.