SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment 2009 Distinguished Judges

SEJ is grateful to the following individuals for volunteering their time and expertise to judge the 2009 Awards for Reporting on the Environment.

Michael E Abrams, Professor, Florida A&M University Journalism Dept.
* Emilia Askari, Staff Writer, Detroit Free Press
Jay Cashmere, Environment Reporter, WPTV News Channel 5
Frank Clifford, Freelance Journalist, former Environment Editor, Los Angeles Times
* Andy Danyo, Producer, The Bob Edwards Show, XM Radio
Rob Davis, Reporter, Voice of San Diego
* Peter Desbarats, Former Dean, Graduate Journalism School, University of Western Ontario; current adjunct professor, University of Western Ontario; author
* Mariette DiChristina, Executive Editor, Scientific American
Dan Fagin, Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University, Science and Environmental Reporting Program
* Peter Gorrie, Toronto-based Freelance Writer specializing in environment and energy issues, former Toronto Star Environment Reporter
Noel Grove, Freelance Writer, former environment editor, National Geographic
Dennis Hart, Reporter, Science Correspondent, KMJ Radio
* Thomas Hayden, Lecturer, Stanford University, and Freelance Journalist
* Thomas B. Henry, Environmental Writer/Columnist, The Toledo Blade
Marguerite Holloway, Reporter, Scientific American
Ed Jahn, Producer/Writer, Oregon Public Broadcasting   
Christopher Joyce, National Public Radio
Demetria Kalodimos, Reporter, WSMV-TV
Margaret Kriz, Staff Correspondent, National Journal
Mike Lee, Environment Reporter, Union Tribune
David F. Ledford, Executive Editor, The News Journal
Peter Lundquist, Director/Online Contest, Gannett Digital
Mark Neuzil, Professor, University of St Thomas Dept of Communication and Journalism
Miles O’Brien, Producer/Reporter, MIles O’Brien Productions LLC   
* Vince Patton, Producer/Reporter, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Deborah Sherman, 9News, Denver
* Robert A. Thomas, Loyola Chair in Environmental Communications, Loyola University Center for Environmental Communications
JoAnn Myer Valenti, Emerita Professor
Ken Weiss, Environmental Writer, The Los Angeles Times
* Michael Williams, Lead Reporter, CBS WFOR Miami
Duff Wilson, Staff Reporter, New York Times
* Julia Yarbough, News Anchor/Reporter, NBC6 News, Miami
Scott Zamost, Investigative Producer, CNN Special Investigations Unit

* Judging panel chair