International Environmental Reporting: Fertile Field or Fallow Ground?

October 19, 2011 3:00 pm

The annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) officially begins on October 19, 2011, in Miami, Florida. But before the opening events, the conference will be hosting a panel on international environmental news coverage with nonprofit journalism leaders and European and Latin American journalists. As U.S. media outlets shutter foreign bureaus and zero out travel budgets, the importance of global environmental reporting has never been greater. What are U.S. and international organizations doing to support international reporting? And how can U.S. and overseas journalists work better together? Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Location: Chopin Ballroom Snacks and cash bar provided


Peter Thomson, Environment Editor of PRI's "The World" and 2010 IRP Gatekeeper Editor to China


Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Geoffrey Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Reginald Dale, Director, Transatlantic Media Network; and Senior Fellow, Europe Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies James Fahn, Executive Director, Earth Journalism Network, Internews John Schidlovsky, Director, International Reporting Project (IRP) This session is sponsored and organized by the Woodrow Wilson Center, with additional support from the Transatlantic Media Network of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the International Reporting Project, and PODER Magazine/ABC Foundation, whose Environmental Journalism Fellowships Program is bringing a group of working journalists to the conference from several Latin American countries.

Location: 2011 SEJ Conference, Miami, Chopin Ballroom