DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

Event Date: 
February 14, 2020

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that a 2 degree Celsius increase in global average temperatures will be a tipping point for life as we know it, triggering massive sea level rise, ecosystem shifts, and a greater frequency of extreme weather around the globe.

Four years after the landmark Paris Agreement, almost every nation has agreed to limit global temperature rise to “well below 2 degrees Celsius,” yet many areas of the U.S. and other regions of the world have already reached or surpassed this amount of warming. Rhode Island, the site of Metcalf Institute’s Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, is one of these hot spots.

These extreme temperature increases create complicated interactions for water supply, food security, ecosystems, public health, and the economy. Do you have the tools to accurately report on these interactions? Can you translate complex research, scientific journal articles and data-rich information into compelling stories that satisfy your editors and hit home for your news audience?

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 22nd Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.  The workshop will be held June 7-12, 2020, 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 tuition, room and board, and travel support, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment. Two of the ten slots will be awarded to internationally based journalists.

The Metcalf Institute Workshop provides journalists with hands-on experience and expertise from leading scientists, policymakers, and communicators who are working to project the impacts of climate change, identify adaptation measures, and investigate the most effective ways to communicate these challenges. Workshop topics are carefully selected to offer widespread relevance through local, regional, and national (U.S.) examples.

Applications for the 2020 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists are due by Feb 14, 2020.

Event Details
Contact Name: 
Karen Southern
Contact Email:
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
218 S. Ferry Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
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