John Ensslin, Regional Director, has sent a year-end message to all SPJ members in Region 9, which includes New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. You can read his full report and goals for the new year at the “Regional Director’s Page” under our “Soapbox” category, or just go here.
By Betsy Model, President-elect
WORKSHOP/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: SUPERFUND RESEARCH AND SCIENCE AND IMPACTS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS
Metcalf Institute and Brown University Superfund Research Program will offer a two-day Science Seminar for Journalists, March 31-April 1, 2010, on the Science and Impacts of Toxic Chemicals. With growing public awareness of toxic exposures in the air, water and ground around us, journalists must bridge the gap between science and public perception. But environmental toxicology information can be difficult to translate accurately, leaving news audiences confused and regulators and scientists frustrated. This seminar will feature leading environmental scientists and journalists, with participants visiting research labs and discussing case studies on the communication of bisphenol-A and air quality impacts. The seminar is tuition-free and includes lodging, but travel costs are not included and space is limited. Working journalists from all media with at least five years of professional experience who are reporting in the U.S. may apply.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web Site: www.metcalfinstitute.org. DEADLINE: Postmarked by Feb. 8, 2010.
Andy Jones at the Rio Rancho Observer is still looking for a staff writer. This is good entry level job to gain experience doing real journalism, covering city hall, police and other local beats. Details are on our Jobs & Gigs page, here.