The annual Metcalf Awards for Diversity in Media in Rhode Island have been announced by Rhode Island for Community and Justice. For the second year in the past three years, RI Public Radio education reporter and current interim news director Elisabeth Harrison has won a Metcalf. She won for a story entitled `Transgender Bullying’ at Goff Junior High School in Pawtucket. Veteran ProJo reporter Tom Mooney, a fine writer, won for his article `On Patrol, Reflections About Race.’
University of Rhode Island filmmaker Kendall Moore won for her film, `The Good Radical.’ Casey Nilsson of Rhode Island Monthly was granted a Metcalf for her story entitled `A Clean Release.’ The community journalism award was won by Carlos Spinola, a volunteer community journalist. Evolution Cultural Group Magazine won for its web site. The award goes to Miguel Angel Odio and the staff and writers of the magazine.
The Metcalf Awards were established 25 years ago to honor the memory of Michael Metcalf, the publisher of the Providence Journal, who died in a tragic bicycle accident. Metcalf was known for his integrity and demand for journalistic excellence.
The awards ceremony will be held at a breakfast at the Hotel Providence on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 a.m. Master of ceremonies will be Carol J. Young, the retired deputy executive editor of the ProJo. Tickets are $35 each. For more information. call Toby Ayers at 401-467-1717