Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Society of Environmental Journalists conference scheduled for Oct. 4-8 in Pittsburgh

Registration is now open to members, for the Society of Environmental Journalists 27th Annual Conference, from Oct. 4-8 at the University Pittsburgh. Non-member registration opens Monday. This year's theme is "Rivers of Change."

The conference, which "will blend a local, post-industrial focus on the Pittsburgh region with a strong current of national and global environmental issues," will have a session on investigative journalism, including an examination of your legal rights when reporting and safety in the field, according to SEJ.

Another session will focus on "the convergence of science, policy, politics and social media, and how that mash-up has muddied our jobs as journalists covering the environment," says SEJ. "We’ll assess the evolving mainstream media, the roiling freelance landscape and advocacy journalism against a background of 'alternative facts' that has made our professional navigation both more difficult and daunting, but ever more crucial." For more information or to register click here.

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