New Orleans, LA 2003

The 13th annual conference, hosted by Loyola University New Orleans from September 10-14, blended incredible live music, tours and the usual fully-loaded roster of panels. Topics ranged from the Dead Zone to Mississippi River history. SEJ's second round of Awards for Reporting on the Environment were distributed. The members honored two 10-year veterans of the SEJ staff: associate director Chris Rigel and conference guru Jay Letto. Mentoring-program co-chairs Orna Izakson and Dawn Stover took home the Stolberg Award for distinguished service. Session summaries. Speaker bios. Photo gallery. SEJournal coverage.

Conference host / co-chairs: Loyola University New Orleans / Mark Schleifstein and Robert A. Thomas