10 journalists receive environmental fellowships

Posted 5/9/07

NARRAGANSETT – The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has selected 10 reporters from around the country to receive its Annual Workshop for Journalists Fellowships.

The 2007 Metcalf Fellows are Kate Cheney Davidson, a freelance reporter from Berkeley, Calif.; Christine Dell’Amore, an editor for National Geographic News in Washington, D.C.; Cynthia Henry, an editorial writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer; Jeff Kart, an environmental reporter for The Bay City Times in Bay City, Mich.; Elliott Kennerson, a filmmaker in Bozeman, Mon;. Jason Margolis, a Boston-based technology correspondent for Public Radio International’s “The World”; Amy Quinton, an environmental reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord, N.H.; Julia Scott, a reporter for the San Mateo County Times, San Mateo, Calif.; Lori Townsend, a reporter and “Alaska News Nightly” anchor for the Alaska Public Radio Network in Anchorage; and Chelsea Wald, producer of the “Science Update Radio Show” for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.

They will attend a five-day immersion program in marine and environmental science, June 10 to 15, at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

The program, entitled Coastal Imacts: Marine and Environmental Science for Journalists, gives reporters and editors basic science plus field and lab experience with scientists and graduate students. It also includes a public lecture and debate series that this year will focus on climate change.

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, named for late Providence Journal publisher Michael P. Metcalf, was established in 1997 with funding from Belo Corp., The Providence Journal Foundation, The Washington Post’s Philip L. Graham Fund, and the Telaka Foundation.

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