Coverage: SEJ's 31st Annual Conference

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SEJ's 31st annual conference took place March 30-April 3, 2022, hosted by Rice University. Below, you'll find multimedia coverage provided by SEJ, volunteers and conference attendees.

 

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All available audio and video recordings are posted on this page. Missing sessions had no or poor audio quality due to speakers not using the microphones. Additional coverage:

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Wednesday, March 30
Thursday, March 31
Friday, April 1
Saturday, April 2
Sunday, April 3
Miscellaneous conference coverage (includes multi-session stories)

 


 

Wednesday, October 9

 

Workshop 2. Covering Oceans and Coasts

 

Workshop 3. Tracking Toxics Data Training Workshop

 

Opening Reception and Dinner at the Royal Sonesta

 

Thursday, March 31

 

Tour 1. Sustainable Fishing, Coral Health and Marine Life in the Gulf of Mexico

 

Tour 2. Boomtown, Flood Town: Climate Solutions for the Nation’s Oil and Gas Capital

 

Tour 3. Birds, Conservation, Diversity and Inclusion

 

Tour 9. Highway? No Way! Why Cities Are Moving Away From Highways

 

Friday, April 1

 

Opening Plenary: New Frontiers in the Final Frontier — Reporting on Oceans in 2022

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© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. Following the Money: The Profiteers Behind Environmental Damage

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. Dual Crises: Reporting on the Intersections of COVID-19 and Climate Change

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. From Oil & Gas to Clean & Fair: Restoring the Gulf of Mexico During the Climate Transition

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. How to Tell True Stories About Lead

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. Drilling Down: Using Databases To Find Stories on Oil, Gas and Mining

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. Covering Indian Country for Non-Natives

 

Concurrent Sessions 1. Believers Look Up: Covering Religious Communities’ Response to the Climate Crisis, From Eco-Grief to Solutions

  • Audio recording (00:50:09 / 17.2MB). As requested by a speaker and agreed to by all the panel attendees and the audience, a small portion of the presentation was made off the record and has been removed from this recording, with the approval of SEJ's Executive Committee.
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Lunch Plenary: The Energy Transition and Environmental Justice

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© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

Concurrent Sessions 2. Beyond Doom and Gloom: Bringing Solutions to Your Climate Reporting

 

Concurrent Sessions 2. Ocean Plastic

 

Concurrent Sessions 2. Landfills at a Crossroads

 

Concurrent Sessions 2. Mapping Environmental Injustice: From Stolen Land to Cancer Hot Spots and Toxic Prisons

 

U.S. EPA Press Conference and Q&A Session

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© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

Saturday, April 2

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. Environmental Engagement Reporting

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. Extreme Weather: How To Report on a World That’s Warmer, Colder, Wetter, Drier and Weirder

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. Diving Deeper: Untold Stories of Ocean Science

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. At the Junction of Clean Water and Human Rights

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. When the Truth Is Not Neutral: The Myth of Absolute Objectivity in Reporting

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. Reporting From the Front Lines of Climate and Energy

 

Concurrent Sessions 3. Virtual Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment in Latin America, 2022

 

Concurrent Sessions 4. Clearing Up the Fishbowl: EPA Press Access Roundtable

 

Concurrent Sessions 4. Reporting on Carbon Capture and Other Controversial Climate Solutions

 

Concurrent Sessions 4. Inside the Fight To Tackle Flood Risks

 

Concurrent Sessions 4. The Oil Industry's Big Bet on Plastic and LNG, and the Frontline Communities Organizing to Stop Them

 

Concurrent Sessions 4. Environmental Exposures, Health and the Media

 

Concurrent Sessions 4. Transportation in Environmental Coverage

 

Lunch Plenary: Solutions Journalism and Environmental Justice

Image of EPA Press Conference panelists
© Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

Mini-Tour Bus Loading

Courtesy of Dale Willman

 

Mini-Tour 2. Pavement vs. Preservation: A Paddling Adventure

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© Photo courtesy of Nick Turner, climate change reporter, Seattle Times. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Mini-Tour 5. Explore Buffalo Bayou by Pontoon Boat

 

SEJ Dinner Party on Rice Campus

Courtesy of Dale Willman

 

 

Sunday, April 3

Breakfast and Books at the Houston Arboretum

 

Miscellaneous and/or Multiple Sessions

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