Rhode Island Monthly Among Metcalf Award Winners

The annual breakfast honors reporting on diversity in the media.

Photo by Jamie Coelho.

Five distinguished journalists and their media organizations as well as the two co-founders of Latino Public Radio received Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media, which was organized by Rhode Island for Community and Justice. A breakfast was held at the Biltmore Hotel, where the writers and editors discussed the subjects of the award-winning coverage, and explained the hard work and dedication it takes to report on these important stories.

Photo by Jamie Coelho.

The Metcalf Awards were founded to honor Michael Metcalf, publisher of the Providence Journal, for his community contributions and his recognition of the media’s power to offer insights that can promote understanding. The Metcalf competition is judged by a panel of journalists, faculty and community.


Here are the 2018 Honorees: 

Sarah Francis and Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly 

A writer and editor team that has produced years of moving, revealing, accessible and beautifully crafted stories that illuminate diverse lives and communities throughout the state.

Reynaldo Almonte and Dr. Pablo Rodriquez, Latino Public Radio

Co-founders of Latino Public radio, their roles have included news coverage, conducting interviews and more, always emphasizing high quality coverage, partnership with community and bilingual access.

G. Wayne Miller, Alan Rosenberg abd Karen Lee Ziner, the Providence Journal 

Two writers and an editor committed to inclusion of a wide range of articles and series that build an understanding of immigration, foster care, transgender teens and more.

Photo by Jamie Coelho


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