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Ghanaian journalist among 20 selected for Metcalf Institute science reporting fellowship

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GHOne TV’s news anchor, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman has been selected for a science fellowship in the US focused on climate change impacts, solutions and equitable approaches to reporting.

Ridwan is among 20 fellows from across the world chosen for the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute’s 23rd annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The fellows come from small and large news organizations and media platforms in the U.S., Canada, Egypt, Ghana and Thailand.

“The workshop will provide journalists with the skills and insight to identify and produce accurate and contextualized climate change stories of local and global significance on a range of issues impacting their news audience, from excessive heat, extreme weather and flooding to human health, agriculture, infrastructure and energy,” according to a Metcalf press statement.

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a recipient of the 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a global prestigious award run by the European Commission and 2020 best African TV Journalist in Environmental and Change Reporting from the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, PACJA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

2021 Metcalf Institute Fellows include:

Jariel Arvin, reporter for Vox.com in Washington, D.C.
Natasha Blakely, news director at Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now in Wixom, Michigan
Katie Brown, reporter for The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting in Hallowell, Maine
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, senior reporter and news anchor at GHOne TV in Accra, Ghana
Hadeer Elhadary, freelance journalist in Giza, Egypt
Emily Foxhall, environment reporter at the Houston Chronicle in Houston, Texas
Verena Holzl, freelance journalist in Bangkok, Thailand
Linda Jue, editor-at-large for the investigative site 100Reporters and contributing editor for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ news site, palabra
Colin Kinniburgh, freelance journalist in Brooklyn, New York
Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, community reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune in San Diego, California
Miguel Otárola, climate and environment reporter for Colorado Public Radio in Centennial, Colorado
Juliana Feliciano Reyes, investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sophia Schmidt, reporter for Delaware Public Media in Dover, Delaware
Susan Shain, freelance journalist in Madison, Wisconsin
Inayat Singh, investigative reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Matthew Smith, reporter and anchor for KIRO 7 in Seattle, Washington
Ryan Spencer, reporter for the Enterprise News/The Mashpee Enterprise on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Claire Stremple, health and environment reporter for Alaska’s Energy Desk in Juneau, Alaska
Michael Sol Warren, environment and outdoors reporter for NJ Advance Media in Iselin, New Jersey

Official release: https://metcalfinstitute.org/fellows-awj2021/

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