SEJ Webinar: Stopping Climate Action Mis-Information — How Is the Media Complicit and What Can Journalists Do?

Event Date: 
March 20, 2024
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Stopping Climate Action Mis-Information:
How Is the Media Complicit and What Can Journalists Do?

Wednesday, March 20, 2024   |   1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
All journalists welcome!

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Video recording and chat log.
Audience Q&A.


Join us for a preview of one of the hot topics at #SEJ2024 in Philadelphia and don't forget to reserve your spot today! This webinar serves to open the door to an ongoing discussion about how media shapes the public discourse on climate action and some of the political narrative around potential solutions. At the conference, we'll be delving into the topic with the help of mis- and dis-information experts from the University of Pennsylvania and from across the country. Environmental advocates and policy leaders play an important role in providing journalists with accurate information on how to respond to today’s challenges. Why, then, do some feel our media outlets are sensational and full of misinformation? In this interactive panel discussion, advocates Anjuli Ramos, of the Sierra Club, and Marcus Sibley and Nicole Miller of the New Jersey Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition (NJPEEC) will talk with one of our conference co-chairs, Meg McGuire, SEJ member Lauren Yates and SEJ's vice president of programs Halle Parker, on what can and should be done to ensure fair, accurate and useful reporting around climate action.


  • Meg McGuire, Founder, Delaware Currents; #SEJ2024 Conference Co-Chair
  • Halle Parker, Coastal Desk Reporter, WWNO New Orleans and Vice President, Programs, Board of Directors, Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Lauren Yates, Freelance Journalist


  • Nicole Miller, Principal, MnM Consulting; Member, Newark Environmental Commission; Chair, Newark Green Team; Co-Chair, NewarkDIG; Co-Chair, Jersey Water Works Steering Committee; Vice-Chair, NJ Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition (NJPEEC); Member, Clean Energy Action Now (CLEAN) and Clean Energy Jobs coalitions; Member, Governor’s Building Electrification Workgroup and the BPU Energy Efficiency Workforce Development Working Group
  • Anjuli Ramos-Busot, State Director, New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Marcus Sibley, NY Metro Director of Conservation Partnerships, National Wildlife Federation; Principal Consultant, Sanaa17 LLC; NJ Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition (NJPEEC) Chair; Southern Burlington County NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Chair; New Jersey Reparations Council Health Equity Committee Member

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