Yet Another Fellowship Opportunity for NM SPJ Members

Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism:

Apply Now!

The Center for Environmental Journalism/School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Colorado is currently inviting applications from members of the Society of Professional Journalists, New Mexico Chapter for the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism 2010-2011 academic year.  The fellowships are designed to “enhance your journalism skills and deepen your understanding of environmental science and policy” and the program is open to full-time US print or broadcast journalists with a minimum of five years professional experience.  Applicants may include reporters, editors, producers and full-time freelancers.   Prior experience covering the environment is not necessary.

The program covers tuition and fees and provides a $48,000 stipend.

The application deadline is March 1.  For applications and more information, see

Another Opportunity for Journalists

Coastal Impacts: Energy Sources and Marine Environment

Who cares if we’re landlocked?!   The Metcalf Institute’s Twelfth Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists on Coastal Impacts: Energy Sources and the Marine Environment is taking place June 6 – 11, 2010 and SPJ, New Mexico Chapter members are encouraged to apply. This weeklong science immersion workshop is held at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, a leading marine science research campus. The program teams journalists with scientists and regulatory experts to work in the field and lab and consider research and policy on marine and coastal environmental issues. Fellows gain a better understanding of environmental science research methods, cultivate scientific sources, and sharpen reporting skills. 2010 Fellows will explore the value of different energy sources in mitigating climate change and how these options affect surrounding environments. Fellowships are available to working journalists in all media and include tuition, room, board, and limited travel support. There is limited space for non-U.S. citizens. Program details and applications are available at

CONTACT: Fellowships Coordinator, Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI 02882; (401) 874-6211; Fax: (401) 874-6486; E-mail:; Web Site:

Make note:  All applications must be postmarked by Jan. 18, 2010.