Wednesday May 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

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Biltmore Hotel L'Apogee Room
11 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903


Amanda Mastronardi
Rhode Island for Community & Justice

Our 2017 Honorees:

Print Daily Award:  Saving Rob” by G. Wayne Miller of The Providence Journal. Presenter: Mary Beth Berube.  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Timeline

Print Monthly Award:  “They’ve All Come To Look For America” by Casey Nilsson of Rhode Island Monthly.  Presenter: Cheryl al-Sasah.

Broadcast Radio Award:  “Speaking Across Differences” by the Newsroom staff of RI Public Radio.

Broadcast TV Award:  "Effect of Elections by Jim Vincent of The Jim Vincent Show on Providence PEG and CW28.  Presenter: Jordan Seaberry. 

Community Award:  “Invest in Your Strengths” by Vanessa Toledo-Vickers of the Academy for Career Exploration, and Latino Public Radio RI.  Presenter: Tim Hebert.
Advocacy Award:  “St. George’s Loophole” by Elisabeth Harrison, John Bender, and Chuck Hinman of RI Public Radio.  Presenter: Peg Langhammer.
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 


Amica Mutual Insurance 
Cox Communications 
Pawtucket Credit Union 
Neighborhood Health Plan
Washington Trust

Bob and Rena Dimuccio
Andy and Barbara Douglass
Sam and Joelle Palmisano

And additional kind donors:
Rep. Edie Ajello, Kelly Coutcher, Malcolm Farmer, Rabbi Wayne Franklin, Col. Steve McCartney, Rabbi Jim Rosenberg, Starkweather & Shepley,  Norm Beretta, Leo Carroll, Dave Corbett, Aram Garabedian, Roberta Richman, Barry Fain, Saul Fern.  Special thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield RI.



Please contact amanda@ricj or Toby
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or call us at 401-467-1717


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Join our Breakfast Celebration!

Wednesday May 17, 2017
8:00am - 10:30am

The Providence Biltmore Hotel

Emcee:  Alisha Pina

$40 per Ticket

Every year since 1988, RICJ has organized the only award program in our region recognizing the vital role of media in connecting us to one another.  We honor exemplary print, broadcast and internet stories that educate, illuminate and show who we are as a diverse community.  Journalists and media enter their best work in a juried competition, and we celebrate their work each May.  

Join RICJ in thanking the talented people who expertly tell the stories of our diverse, vibrant, geographically small but culturally vast Rhode Island.  They are listed to the left, with links to their winning stories that you can enjoy reading today!  

Come to Metcalf Awards event to meet the winning journalists and the people covered in their stories, who will present the journalists with their awards at the May 17th event.  We are delighted to announce that our event Emcee is ALISHA PINA, a two-time winner of the Metcalf Awards. 

This award was founded to honor Michael Metcalf, publisher of The Providence Journal, for his community contributions and his recognition of the media's power to offer insights that can promote understanding. The Metcalf competition is judged by a panel of journalists, faculty and community. 


All proceeds raised from this event support RICJ's programs to better the community - our Youth Empowerment, Juvenile Justice, the Rhode Island Wall of Hope, Civil Rights Roundtable, Interfaith Education and much more.  

Click on the "REGISTER NOW!" button to register for the event, and to pay by credit card, check or at the door. Tickets are $40 and include breakfast.   

 OR you can use a credit card to securely purchase your ticket online with "Network for Good" below:  

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you at the Metcalf Diversity in the Media Awards,

Toby Ayers, PhD

Executive Director