The Brown University SRP has a strong connection with the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting (Narragansett, RI). Dr. Kelly Pennell (Proj 7) and Dr. Robert Vanderslice (CEC) serve on Metcalf’s Advisory Board. In addition, the Brown SRP, through its RTC, has co-chaired/organized science-training workshops for environmental journalists. Two recent news highlights include:
Metcalf alumna Lisa Song and her colleagues from Inside Climate News win a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Kalamazoo River oil spill and their examination of national pipeline safety. Song attended Metcalf’s Marine Science Seminar for Journalists in 2011. Read the full story.
Journalist Kate Sheppard Remembers Gulf Oil Spill – Millions of gallons of oil had already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico when Mother Jones reporter Kate Sheppard attended Metcalf Institute’s Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists in June 2010. At the time, she was knee deep in reporting on the worst oil spill in U.S. history and one of the biggest stories of her career. Read the full story.