Metcalf Media Awards
Since 1988, RICJ has hosted an annual award for journalists whose work promotes diversity and respect for all. It was established to honor Michael Metcalf, former publisher of The Providence Journal.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media!
Roberto Gonzalez & STEAM Box Youth Team
Broadcast - Short Film
Broadcast - Feature Film
Celebrate with us at the
Metcalf Awards Breakfast
Wednesday, May 22
Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson St.
Thank you for joining us at the
2018 Metcalf Media Awards on
May 16, 2018!
Pictured above are the 2018 Metcalf Media Award winners (left to right): Alan Rosenberg, Karen Lee Ziner, Reynaldo Almonte, G. Wayne Miller, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, Sarah Francis, Casey Nilsson; Metcalf Judge & Panel Moderator Kendall Moore
ABOUT & HISTORY
The Metcalf Diversity in the Media Award, organized by RICJ, was established in 1988 to posthumously honor Michael Metcalf, publisher of The Providence Journal. The Metcalf is Rhode Island's premier award recognizing journalists and media that do an exemplary job of showcasing the diversity of our region through stories that inspire and engage the public. The award educates about the media's centrality in our lives, and its
power to offer insights and information about the communities comprising
our state, in ways that dispel stereotypes and promote understanding.
"The presence of journalists and community paying tribute to these awardees
is a testament to the importance of diversity in our state," says Dr. Toby Ayers,
Executive Director of Rhode Island for Community and Justice.
Submissions are accepted at the beginning of each year, of articles,
broadcasts, blogs and other media published in the previous year. Entries
must increase interest in or knowledge of diversity and inclusion, promoting
increased awareness or engagement by the public.
Entries are limited to one (1) per author and judged by an independent panel
of judges convened by RICJ.
For our 30th anniversary in 2018, we are honoring individuals who have been
"Game Changers" in encouraging excellence in diversity journalism! Join us!
Pictured above: Michael Metcalf, former publisher of The Providence Journal, for whom the Metcalf Media Awards were named.
Congratulations to our 2018 Metcalf Award winners!
Co-Founder and President/CEO
DR. PABLO RODRIGUEZ
Co-Founder and Chairman
Latino Public Radio
Writer and Associate Editor
Rhode Island Monthly
KAREN LEE ZINER
Staff Writer (Retired)
G. WAYNE MILLER*
The Providence Journal
*Mr. Miller is also affiliated with the Pell Center at Salve Regina University
Pictured above are the 2018 Metcalf Media Award winners engaging in a moderated panel discussion.