Environmental understanding

The future of newspapers may be in doubt, but society’s need for well-written and carefully researched journalism remains clear.

Alumnus Ted Nesi, who is a member of the Class of 2007, recently received recognition as a journalist of promise. Now a writer for the Providence Business News, Nesi has been named a 2009 Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting Fellow.

He is one of 11 journalists nationwide who will attend a one-week marine and environmental science immersion program at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography during the second week of June. The fellows will be exposed to the scientific methods and issues of current research in the field.

“I’m grateful to the Metcalf Institute for choosing me, particularly as a reporter who lives and works in Rhode Island,” Nesi said. “With climate change getting so much attention lately, it’s important that reporters who cover the environment really understand the science that’s driving the debate.”

Source: Providence Business News