2019 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment


The battle over environment and energy policy takes a sharp turn in January as Democrats regain control of the House and begin countering the Trump Administration's sweeping actions.

RSVP here.

On January 25th, 3:00-5:00 p.m., join the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and the Wilson Center for the 7th annual Journalists' Guide to Energy and the Environment, where top reporters will look ahead at 2019's biggest stories.

Always broadcast live and always standing-room-only, this highly anticipated event draws hundreds of journalists, Congressional and agency staffers, lobbyists, NGOs, corporations and academics for a lively roundtable discussion and open Q&A.

SEJ will also release its annual "Journalists' Guide to Energy and Environment" with leads, tips and background on the big issues likely to hit the headlines in 2019. See what we've published.

A reception generously sponsored by The Wilderness Society, The Nature Conservancy, and EnvironmentAmerica will follow.

WHAT: 2019 Journalists' Guide to Energy and Environment

WHEN: January 25, 2019, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Wilson Center, Washington DC. Directions.

Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Amanda.King@wilsoncenter.org. Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through the Wilson Center's building security and allowed entrance.

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @NewSecurityBeat and @SEJorg and using the hashtag #SEJ2019




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


Moderator: Emily Holden, The Guardian

  • Emily Holden covers climate change, energy and the environment from Washington, D.C., for The Guardian. Prior to that, she covered climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House for Politico and E&E News. Emily is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


  • Jeff Burnside, Independent Journalist and Board Member, Society of Environmental Journalists

    Jeff Burnside is an independent journalist working on his debut documentary film "First Contact, Lost Treasures." He was a 2017-18 Scripps Journalism Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado in Boulder. He has been in the news business for more than 20 years working as an investigative reporter, general assignment reporter, executive producer and segment producer in cities such as Boston (WCVB Chronicle), Miami (WTVJ Special Projects Unit) and most recently, Seattle, as senior investigative reporter for KOMO 4 News. More.

  • Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

    A born-and-bred Washingtonian, Juliet Eilperin graduated in 1992 magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s in Politics with a certificate in Latin American Studies. She has worked on The Washington Post’s national desk for 20 years, covering the White House, Congress, the environment and a host of domestic and international policy matters. Ms. Eilperin now serves as the Post’s senior national affairs correspondent, focusing on the environment and other domestic issues that shed light on how President Trump is transforming the federal government and many policies enacted under former President Obama.

  • Ellen Gilmer, E&E News

    Ellen M. Gilmer is a legal editor and reporter for E&E News covering environmental litigation, the Justice Department and judicial nominations. She previously reported on energy law and policy. Her work has also appeared in The Oregonian, Scientific American and NYTimes.com. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ball State University and a master's degree in environmental law from Lewis & Clark Law School.

  • Pradnya ("PJ") Joshi, Politico

    Pradnya Joshi, or P.J. Joshi, as most people know her, is Politico's Trade & Agriculture editor. She previously worked for The New York Times for 10 years, in positions including assistant business editor for digital news; news editor for DealBook, a vertical focused on Wall Street and mergers; and deputy night editor during the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession. Before turning to editing, P.J. was a reporter for 12 years, starting out at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/The Milwaukee Journal. Her beats there included manufacturing, retail and technology, where she covered the dairy industry and the early days of the commercial internet. She later joined Newsday, where she was a reporter for nine years on various metro and business beats including economic development/real estate, Wall Street, corporate fraud, New York state politics and telecommunications. She graduated with a master’s in journalism and a bachelor’s in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University.

  • Chris Joyce, Science Desk, National Public Radio (invited)

    Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. In his 26+ years at NPR, he has reported from remote villages in the Amazonian and Central American rainforests, Tibetan outposts in the mountains of western China and the bottom of an abandoned copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Over the course of his career, Joyce has written stories about volcanoes, hurricanes, human evolution, tagging giant blue-fin tuna, climate change, wildfires, wars in Kosovo and Iraq, and the artificial insemination of an African elephant.

  • Christina Larson, The Associated Press

    Christina Larson is an award-winning foreign correspondent and science & technology journalist. She focuses on technology in China and on global environmental issues. Now Global Science & Environment Correspondent for the Associated Press, previously she was a Beijing-based China technology reporter for Bloomberg and China correspondent for Science magazine. She has written about everything from animal intelligence to artificial intelligence — and using science to solve historical mysteries.

  • Eric Lipton, The New York Times

    Eric Lipton is an investigative reporter for The New York Times, based in Washington, DC. He started at The Times in 1999 covering Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and then the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He is a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, investigative reporting and as part of team for foreign reporting. He previously worked at The Washington Post and The Hartford Courant.

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