SEJ Regional Conferences and Meetups

February 27, 2014 to March 2, 2014

Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Primarily an environmental law conference, this annual event is also a great place for journalists to pick up stories, discuss the nuts and bolts of what makes something a story, and focus on other topics related to environmental journalism. The event will be followed by a local SEJ-led Meet-up.

November 20, 2013

SEJ Members and Friends Meet-up in DC

Join D.C.-area-based SEJ members and friends for happy hour!
6 -9 p.m. Happy hour specials run until 8.
No reservation required.

September 10, 2013

SEJ Members Talk About Environmental Journalism at University of California, Davis Law School Event

The first event in the UC Davis California Environmental Law & Policy Center (CELPC) Fall 2013 Speakers' Series features a panel on Environmental Journalism with four journalists who offer their perspectives and insights on reporting in this fascinating area within the overall landscape of journalism and public discourse on the environment. Moderator: Chris Bowman (pictured), communications director at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

January 25, 2013

The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy: Stories to Watch in 2013

A panel of veteran journalists, hosted by SEJ and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change & Security Program, will offer their thoughts on what will be the biggest environment and energy stories in the U.S. and around the world on January 25th, 3-5 p.m. in Washington, DC (also available via webcast). Bloomberg BNA's Director of Environmental News John Sullivan will kick off the discussion with an overview of the key legislative, regulatory, and legal developments expected in 2013. Margie Kriz Hobson of E&E Publishing's EnergyWire will moderate the panel.

November 28, 2012

Your Work in Seven Words: Inaugural Gathering of SEJ NYC

This unofficial SEJ NYC group seeks to build and sustain the professional ties between environmental journalists and editors in all media, who live and/or work in the New York City metro area. Photo: © Kate Lutz.

October 9, 2012

Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

From his research and travels to report "Beyond Seven Billion," a landmark five-part series published in the Los Angeles Times, reporter Kenneth R. Weiss will share his stories about the impact of population growth on natural resources, food supply, and conflict in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, China, and the Philippines — and the challenges of covering this complex topic. Sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program, the SEJ, the Africa Program, and the Asia Program in Washington, DC. Can't attend in person? The archived webcast will be available approximately one week after the posted meeting time.

June 19, 2012

FREE WEBINAR: Understanding the Body Burden: Using Human Testing in Environmental and Health Storytelling

In this hour-long webinar, you’ll get ideas and tips from two veteran environmental journalists, Douglas Fischer and Janet Wilson, who have used biomonitoring (testing for the human body's levels of chemical pollutants that can cause cancer, birth defects and other problems) in their work. Sponsored by SEJ and Reporting on Health.

June 1, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Translating Science/Telling Stories: "Agriculture, Water Quality & Changing the Climate Conversation"

U.S. journalists and scientists: Apply by June 1st for an expenses-paid fellowship to participate in this July 9-10, 2012 workshop at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI, co-sponsored by SEJ and MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. You'll get out in the field to hear about climate change and Great Lakes agriculture impacts, board boats to talk about the threat to inland waters and discuss with colleagues new ways of connecting with your intended audience.

April 20, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Translating Science/Telling Stories: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change”

Journalists and scientists: Apply by April 20th for an expenses-paid fellowship to participate in this June 9, 2012 workshop in Cleveland, OH, co-sponsored by SEJ and the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. Hear about the latest in Great Lakes climate research, develop working relationships with colleagues and counterparts, and take a seat at the forefront of envisioning a new model of climate change communication.

April 16, 2012

The Questions that Should be Asked: Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources in the Presidential Race

The Society of Environmental Journalists and the Environmental Law Institute will co-host a panel  — open to the public and press — at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., moderated by the AP's Dina Cappiello. Experts with broad policy experience will discuss their answers to two key questions: "What should the presidential candidates discuss concerning the important issues of environment, energy, and natural resources facing the people of the United States?" and "What questions should be asked of candidates in the presidential debates that will help us learn how they will confront these issues?"

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