We are pleased to announce the winners of the
2020 Metcalf Media Awards!
Since 1988, RICJ has presented annual awards to journalists whose work promotes diversity and respect for all. It was established to honor Michael Metcalf, former publisher of The Providence Journal.
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.
2019 Metcalf Award Winners:
2019 Metcalf Award winners