2018 Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment


January 26, 2018


The 2018 Journalists’ Guide to Energy and Environment

Organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists, George Mason University and the Wilson Center



From pipeline politics to hurricane horrors, 2017 witnessed a flood of energy and environment news — and 2018 promises to set a new high-water mark. On January 26 at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) will launch its annual report, "The Journalists' Guide to Energy and Environment,” which previews the top stories of 2018, with comments from a roundtable of leading journalists.

For the last five years, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Wilson Center have hosted the only annual event in the nation's capital featuring top journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead on environment and energy. Since 2013, more than 30 reporters from New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Politico, Associated Press,  Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Environment and many more have shared their observations with thousands of policymakers, journalists and business leaders in Washington, DC, and around the world. Always streamed live and always standing room only, this event is essential for anyone working to meet the critical energy and environment challenges facing our nation and the world.

A reception will follow, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy, National Park Foundation, Environment America, The Wilderness Society and the Environmental Law Institute.

WHEN: January 26, 2018, 3-5 PM (reception to follow)

WHERE: The Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. Directions.

Couldn't be there in person? Watch the archived event here.




Meaghan Parker
Senior Writer/Editor, Wilson Center; Board Member, Society of Environmental Journalists


Jeff Burnside
Ted Scripps Journalism Fellow, University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism; Board Member, Society of Environmental Journalists

Thomas Lovejoy
Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor, George Mason University; Brazil Institute and ECSP Advisory Board Member

Ed Maibach
Distinguished University Professor and Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University


Matthew Daly
Congressional Reporter, Associated Press

Brady Dennis
National Reporter, The Washington Post

Nirmal Ghosh
U.S. Bureau Chief, The Straits Times

Pat Rizzuto
Senior Reporter, Bloomberg Environment

Valerie Volcovici
Energy and Environment Policy Correspondent, Reuters

Ariel Wittenberg
Reporter, E&E News


Scott Tong, Correspondent, Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk