Diversity Initiatives at SEJ Conferences

Boise, Idaho: September 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30, 2020 (virtual)

  • Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Smart and Ethical Reporting on Public Land
  • Agriculture, Climate Change and Farmworker Rights in Idaho


Fort Collins, Colorado 2019


Flint, Michigan 2018


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017


Norman, Oklahoma 2015


New Orleans 2014 and Chattanooga 2013

  • Twenty journalists from Africa and Southeast/South Asia participated in all-day workshops and other sessions on reporting on developing country environment, gender and health challenges.


Miami, Florida 2011

  • SEJ partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) on the conference, providing the group free space at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel for their board meeting and several sessions that they organized, as well as access to our event for their members.
  • Tracks, workshops and tours explored the Latin American/Caribbean diaspora.


Missoula, Montana 2010


Austin, Texas 2005


Boulder, Colorado 1991 (SEJ's 1st annual conference)

  • SEJ conference director Jay Letto organized and moderated possibly the first session at a journalism conference on environmental justice, known as environmental racism at that time. (Letto had organized a couple of small press conference events previously in New York City when he worked at SIPI after Ben Chavis of the Urban League declared environmental groups to be racist in their hiring and in choosing the issues on which they focus.)
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