Memorial Service for Peter Lord

Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:00pm

Peter Lord, 60, a news reporter at The Providence Journal for over 30 years and an adjunct professor of Journalism at URI, died on Wednesday, April 4, after a prolonged illness. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Edwards Hall on the URI Kingston campus.

Peter was an award-winning environmental reporter at the Journal for three decades, and he covered every major environmental story in Rhode Island and many national stories as well. His connections to the University include more than 15 years of teaching as an adjunct in the Journalism Department. As one of the leading voices in the environmental reporting community, Peter was also a director of URI's Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Journalism. John Pantalone, the chair of Journalism, said of Peter: "He was a model for students as a reporter, a teacher and a man. Students loved and admired him because he listened to them, taught them the right way to do things, and respected and guided them in a warm way. They could see his commitment to honest journalism, and they learned the power of truthful journalism when they realized that Peter's reporting actually resulted in improvements in environmental protection and conservation laws."

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