SEJ's 29th Annual Conference • #SEJ2019 • Fort Collins, CO • Oct 9-13, 2019 • Contact

Coverage

SEJ’s 29th annual conference took place October 9-13, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado, hosted by Colorado State University. Below, you’ll find multimedia coverage provided by SEJ, volunteers and conference attendees.

Note: All audio recordings are now posted.

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Wednesday, October 9

Workshop 1. Covering Indian Country, Public Lands and Environmental Justice in the West

  • Covering Indian Country and Tribal Affairs: Audio file (01:34:58 / 66.8MB).
  • Hispanic Culture and Environmental Justice in the West: Audio file (01:01:12 / 43.1MB).
  • Attracting and Supporting Indigenous Staff: Audio file (00:38:24 / 27.0MB).
  • Mining Public Records for Stories on Public Lands: Audio file (00:42:59 / 30.2MB).
  • Public Lands Reporting From the Extremes: How to Cover Holistically: Audio file (01:25:02 / 59.8MB).
  • Event description.

 

Workshop 2. Climate Reporting Master Class, Presented by Climate Matters in the Newsroom

 

 

Workshop 3. A Hostile Environment: Surviving Journalism

 

Thursday, October 10

Tour 1. Oil and Gas Clashes With Human Development and Public Lands

 

Tour 2. National Renewable Energy Lab: Treasure Trove of Story Ideas

 

Tour 4. The Grand Transect: From the High Plains to the Heights of Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Friday, October 11

Opening Plenary: Public Lands at a Crossroads

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, THE CRAFT 2, Storyteller to Mediator — A New Path for Solutions-Focused Journalists?

 

Photo: © Andrew Revkin

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Covering Indian Country and Tribal Affairs

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, ENERGY AND CLIMATE, Roadblocks to Renewables: Obstacles on the Road to a (Really) Low-Carbon Future

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, Beyond Conventional vs. Organic: Can Conventional and Organic Agriculture Find Common Ground?

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, WATER AND SNOW, Covering Outdoor Recreation

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, LAND AND CONSERVATION, What Will It Take To End Extinction?

 

Concurrent Sessions 1, NATION AND GLOBE, Future of the EPA

 

Luncheon Plenary: Elections 2020: Environment and Climate on the Campaign Trail

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, THE CRAFT 1, Seeing Environmentally

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, THE CRAFT 2, Freedom of Information in an Era of Decreasing Transparency

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, True West, True Stories: Why a Rainbow of Voices Is Missing From Our Federal Lands Coverage and How Redirecting Our Attention Will Mean Smarter Stories

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, ENERGY AND CLIMATE, Can States, Cities and Companies Fill the Leadership Void on Climate Change?

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, Can Green Be Clean? The Environmental Impacts of Legal Cannabis

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, WATER AND SNOW, Water Rights, Water Justice?

 

Concurrent Sessions 2, LAND AND CONSERVATION, Who Let the Bugs (Die) Out?

 

Beat Dinner 11, Night Skies: Dinner and a Show

 

Saturday, October 12

Concurrent Sessions 3, THE CRAFT 1, Reinventing the News Business: The Promises and Perils of News Startups

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, THE CRAFT 2, Disaster Coverage Beyond Parachuting

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Invisible Pollution, Invisible People: Covering Controversial Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, ENERGY AND CLIMATE, Coal in Transition: What the Industry’s Decline Means for Coal Communities

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, Soils and Earth and Greenhouse Gases

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, WATER AND SNOW, Western Water: The Push for More Storage in Headwaters

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, LAND AND CONSERVATION, The Wildfire Crisis: Can We Log (or Graze, Thin, Burn, Zone or Rake) Our Way Out of This?

 

Concurrent Sessions 3, NATION AND GLOBE, Market-Based Mechanisms: The Good, the Bad and the Details

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, THE CRAFT 1, Following the Money in Environmental Reporting

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, THE CRAFT 2, Beyond False Balance: Social Scientists and Environmental Journalists Tackle the Manipulation of Environmental Stories

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, ENERGY AND CLIMATE, Plastics and Climate Change: What’s Around the Corner

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, Agriculture: Climate Change Culprit, Victim and Solution

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, WATER AND SNOW, Water in the West: Challenges and Solutions

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, LAND AND CONSERVATION, Leaky Mines: A Toxic Time Bomb

 

Concurrent Sessions 4, NATION AND GLOBE, Why Don’t Journalists Talk About Human Population?

 

Sunday, October 13

Due to technical issues, there is no audio recording of the Sunday authors panel.

 

Miscellaneous conference coverage