Metcalf media diversity awards announced

Posted 4/22/11

PROVIDENCE – Bodies of work produced by Providence Business News, along with The Providence Journal, WRNI, PrimeTime Magazine and NBC 10 WJAR-TV, have been selected to be honored for educating the public on issues of diversity.

The 23rd annual Rhode Island for Community and Justice Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media will honor recipients at a ceremony on May 12 at 8 a.m. at the Hotel Providence at 139 Mathewson St.

The 2011 winners are:

  • Daily publication The Providence Journal “Census Bureau figures show a sharp rise in Hispanic-owned business” by Kate Bramson.

  • Weekly/biweekly publication Providence Business News. “2010 Business Women Issue” a collaborative issue with Editor Mark S. Murphy and contributing writers: Chris Barrett, Bridget Botelho, Alexandra D’Angelo, William Hamilton, Mary Howe, Paul Kandarian, John Larrabee, Rhonda Miller, Sarah Parsons, Denise Perreault, Robin Respaut and Kevin Shalvey.

  • Monthly publication PrimeTime Magazine. “Sappho’s Fire” by Cynthia Glinick.

  • Radio WRNI. “New England’s Immigration Amnesia” by Scott MacKay.

  • Broadcast NBC 10 WJAR-TV. “Battle Against Bullying: A 10 Town Meeting” by Chris Lanni, producer Hanna Rooke and reporters Dan Jaehnig, Barbara Silva Morse and Patrice Wood.

  • Special series: print, video and web The Providence Journal. “Central Falls High School Series” by Steve Szydlowski, Tom Mooney, Jennifer Jordan, Tatiana Pina and Karen Lee Ziner.

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