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Winner Of World’s Richest Journalism Award To Be Introduced At The National Press Club June 6th

May 29, 2012

$75,000 Grantham Prize recognizes excellence in environmental reporting

NARRAGANSETT, R.I., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The winners of the 2012 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment will be announced on June 5th as part of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Leadership Awards Dinner during Capitol Hill Ocean Week. Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, a leading provider of science training programs for journalists and the administrator of The Grantham Prize, will introduce the 2012 award winners to the public on Wednesday June 6th, at 9:30am in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club.

The Grantham Prize, administered by Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, honors a journalist or team of journalists for outstanding reporting on environmental issues with an award of $75,000. The Grantham Prize winner was selected by five highly respected jurors from a competitive pool of entries for works of non-fiction published, broadcast or posted online in the United States or Canada in 2011.

The Grantham Prize winners will present their work at the news conference. Recipients of the Grantham Prize Awards of Special Merit, who will each receive $5000, will also present their work. Refreshments will be served.

About the Grantham Prize
Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham established The Grantham Prize to annually recognize and honor journalists for outstanding reporting on the environment and to improve public understanding of critical environmental issues. The Prize is generously supported by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

  • What:
    News conference with winners of The 2012 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment
  • Who:
    Grantham Prize winner
    Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit winners
    Metcalf Institute Executive Director Sunshine Menezes
    Deborah Potter, Grantham Prize Juror, Executive Director of NewsLab
  • When:
    Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30am
  • Where:
    National Press Club, Murrow Room
    529 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC

Karen Southern
Director of Communications
ksouthern@gso.uri.edu, 401-874-6009

SOURCE Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

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