News Leaders Invited To Attend Special Climate Change Seminar At ASNE/APME Convention In Chicago

Register today: travel/lodging assistance available for a limited number of attendees

NARRAGANSETT, RI – How do editors, bombarded with information about climate change, discern fact from hype?  What should your news audience know about the regional and national policy implications of climate change, and why should they care?

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, a global leader in providing science training for journalists, has partnered with the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) to hold a Climate Change and the News seminar on September 18, 2014, as a special complement to the first-ever joint ASNE/APME convention in Chicago.  Register today.

The one-day seminar will consist of two sessions, each featuring leading scientists and policy experts to explore the latest information driving local, regional and national responses to climate change and the implications for your news audience.  The seminar will provide essential resources and insights for news editors and fresh story ideas and contacts for their reporters, as well as the ability to cut through the hype and find compelling, under reported stories about climate change, including:

  • Session 1: What do news audiences need to know about climate change

  • Session 2: Bringing it Home: How communities are tackling climate change

Travel/Lodging Assistance

There is no cost for news executives to attend the seminar.  Metcalf Institute will provide a travel/lodging reimbursement of up to $250 for a limited number of participating editors to defray the costs of staying in Chicago an extra day. Register here.

Metcalf Institute’s Climate Change and the News seminars are supported by a grant from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. Visit metcalfinstitute.org for more information on registration and the speaking program.

About Metcalf Institute

Metcalf Institute is an internationally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation.  Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.

Contact:

Karen Southern
Metcalf Institute Communications Director
(401) 874-6009
karen_southern@mail.uri.edu