A seminar in Chicago is designed to provide journalists with story ideas and a better understanding of climate change issues affecting regional audiences.
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has partnered with WBEZ Chicago to develop the seminar for journalists covering the Great Lakes on Sept. 19 at WBEZ’s newsroom in Chicago.
Full-time journalists working in all media in the Great Lakes states are encouraged to apply for the free seminar by Aug. 18 at http://metcalfinstitute.org/training/ccgreatlakes.
A limited number of confirmed participants who must travel a significant distance to attend the seminar will be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $250 to support travel and/or lodging expenses.
Metcalf Institute has reserved a block of double-occupancy rooms in a major national chain hotel near the seminar venue to provide a significantly discounted lodging option for participating journalists.
Part of Metcalf Institute’s Climate Change and the News series, this one-day seminar is designed to help reporters and editors better understand climate impacts in the Great Lakes; provide expert contacts and resources; and inspire solid story ideas to facilitate news coverage of regional climate change impacts.
The seminar is underwritten by The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and is offered at no cost to participating journalists.
For more details contact Karen Southern, director of communications for the Metcalf Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org.