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!

Winner

Category

Award-Winning Work

Tibisay Zea

Casey Nilsson

Kendall Moore

Denali Tiller

Roberto Gonzalez & STEAM Box Youth Team

Print Daily/Weekly

Print Monthly/Quarterly

Broadcast - Short Film

Broadcast - Feature Film

Youth Journalism

Celebrate with us at the

Metcalf Awards Breakfast

Wednesday, May 22

8:00am
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.

 

PAST HONOREES

Congratulations to our 2018 Metcalf Award winners!

 


REYNALDO ALMONTE

Co-Founder and President/CEO

&

DR. PABLO RODRIGUEZ

Co-Founder and Chairman

Latino Public Radio


 

CASEY NILSSON

Writer and Associate Editor

&

SARAH FRANCIS

Editor

Rhode Island Monthly


 

KAREN LEE ZINER

Staff Writer (Retired)

&

G. WAYNE MILLER*

Staff Writer

&

ALAN ROSENBERG

Executive Editor

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.