Diversity Initiatives at SEJ Conferences

In our upcoming Fort Collins, Colorado 2019 conference (October 9-13):

  • Foundation funding will support journalists covering Native American and Hispanic communities in the Western U.S.
  • Efforts are underway to implement membership swaps with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

 

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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