Environmental seminar for journalists: DL extended

What: The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is offering a seminar for journalists, Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists, July 13-15, 2011, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The three-day science seminar will provide an introduction to environmental issues affecting coastal communities, including marine pollution, water quality, and links between oceans and human health. The Metcalf program will feature leading marine and environmental scientists and journalists, coastal field trips, and visits to marine research labs.

How to apply: Journalists who report for ethnic news outlets, including
freelancers, and minority journalists are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience and a demonstrated interest in covering environmental topics.

The tuition-free seminar includes lodging, meals, and travel support up to $200.

Applications may be downloaded at www.metcalfinstitute.org.  The application deadline has been extended, and should be postmarked by June 3, 2011.  For additional information, email fellowships@metcalfinstitute.org or call 401-874-6500.