SEJ's 28th Annual Conference Coverage

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SEJ's 28th annual conference, October 3-7, 2018, took place at the Riverfront Conference Center in Flint, Michigan, hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint. Below, you'll find multimedia coverage provided by SEJ, volunteers and conference attendees.

NOTE: Most sessions were audio-recorded and are being posted below as they become available.

Additional coverage:

Panelist Furr-Holden on the Flint Water Crisis.

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It's critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we're tracking stories inspired by or informed by our conference in Flint. The stories don't have to be about Flint; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ's Web content manager. It's never too late. Please send yours!

Moderators, speakers, tour leaders: we also welcome resources, tipsheets, etc., from sessions or tours that you wish to share

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Wednesday, October 3
Thursday, October 4
Friday, October 5
Saturday, October 6
Sunday, October 7
Miscellaneous conference coverage and local news

 


 

Wednesday, October 3

 

SEJ Workshop: Video Production for Journalists

 

 

SEJ/Climate Matters Collaborative Journalism Workshop, Telling Climate Change Stories that Matter: From Impacts to Solutions

 

 

Opening Reception: Tipping the Scales of Environmental Justice

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Evening Plenary, Future of Cars

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Thursday, October 4

 

Tour 1, The Last Good Country: Lush Forests and "Holy Waters"

 

 

Tour 2, Cruisin' Ground Zero: The Western Lake Erie Shoreline

 

 

Tour 3, Canada's Chemical Valley: From Toxic to Green?

 

 

Tour 4, The Shape of Water... and Milk and Beer!

 

 

Tour 5, Sail the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay

Photo: msstrangercat/Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Tour 6, Gasoline, Garbage and Greenery in Detroit

Tour speaker Dolores Leonard holds up the analysis the community did with the TRI data and community monitoring station. © Photo courtesy of Adam Reinhardt. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Tour 7, The Future of Mobility: Visit the Test Tracks for Self-Driving Cars

 

 

Tour 8, Recovering the City: Detroit's Waterways and Land Re-Use

 

 

Tour 9, Flint: Environmental Injustice in Context

 

 

Friday, October 5

 

Opening Plenary, The Future of News

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, THE CRAFT 1, Freelance Pitch Slam

  • "How Phoenix Is Working to Beat Urban Heat," Scientific American, February 13, 2019, by Keridwen Cornelius: "I just had a story published on Scientific American's website that I originally pitched in the pitch slam session at the Flint conference. I hadn't even intended to pitch anything because I thought, 'We have to pitch in front of an entire room and a whole panel of editors? It has to be the most amazing story idea ever!' But when I saw that only two people had signed up to pitch at that point, I decided to totally wing it, and the editors liked it! It's always a good idea to be bold."
  • Event description.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, CLIMATE, Here Comes the Flood

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, CLIMATE 2, Climate and You: Change Hits Home

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Indigenous Rights: The State of Environmental Sovereignty

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, WATER, Water Wars or Water Peace?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, ENERGY, Natural Gas and Climate Change: What's the Real Story?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, NATION, From the Skyline to the Streets: Covering the Urban Environment Beat

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, GLOBE, Cutting the Crap: Is Reducing Waste the Key to Tackling Climate Change?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Lunch Plenary, Tracking Trump: Environmental Rollbacks and Legal Challenges

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, CRAFT 2, How to Freelance and Not Go Broke

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, CLIMATE, Election 2018: Climate Change Reversal?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Diversity Within Environmental Groups: Has Anything Changed?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, WATER, PFAS Contamination: This Decade's DDT

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, ENERGY, U.S. Offshore Wind Power Catches a Tailwind

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, NATION, Science in the Trump Administration

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, GLOBE, Reporting Beyond Our Borders: Funding and Navigating International Trips

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Saturday, October 6

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, THE CRAFT 1, Environmental Data Visualization

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, THE CRAFT 2, Social Media: New Ideas for the Age of the Presidential Tweet

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, CLIMATE, Blaming Climate Change for Disasters and Suffering

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Flint to the World: Water Is a Human Right

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, WATER, Great Lakes: Perspective on a Toxic Past and Binational Protection

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, ENERGY, Cargo Shipping's Clean Energy Challenge

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, NATION, The War Against Plastics: Who's Winning?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, GLOBE, Gender Equality and the Environment: From the Field to the Newsroom

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, LEGAL, Freelancers Legal Issues Workshop

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, THE CRAFT 1, Keeping Your Data Safe and Secure

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, THE CRAFT 2, Unheard Voices: Would They Have Mattered When the Flint Story Broke?

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, CLIMATE, States, Cities and Corporations Take the Lead on Climate Change

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Elevating and Improving Our Reporting on Environmental Justice Issues

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, WATER, Water Infrastructure: Pipes, Plants and Problems

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, ENERGY, Youth Rising: Young Voices on Solutions to the Climate Change and Other Environmental Crises

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, NATION, Faith and the Environment: How Religious Leaders Are Changing Hearts in Support of Eco-justice

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, GLOBE, The Global Rise of HABs: Climate Change, Poor Land Use and Other Common Denominators Spurring Deadly Algal Growth Across the World

© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Environmental Journalism Awards Luncheon

Gene D'Adamo, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, presents the Pulliam trophy to ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten.
© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Mini-Tour 1, Renewable Energy Under Trump

 

 

Mini-Tour 3, For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

Facebook video, by Louisiana Coastal Watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini-Tour 5, Kayaking the Flint River

 

 

Sunday, October 7

 

Breakfast, Books and Art

 

Sunday, October 7 - Wednesday, October 10

 

Post-Conference Tour: North America's Great Lakes

 

 

Miscellaneous conference coverage

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