Penn to Host Annual Society of Environmental Journalists Conference

The Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media (PCSSM) is thrilled to share that along with Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) we are hosting the annual conference for the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) at the University of Pennsylvania from April 3-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA.

From Michael Mann on upcoming SEJ conference:

On behalf of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media (PCSSM), we are thrilled to host the annual SEJ conference at the University of Pennsylvania next April in partnership with Annenberg Public Policy Center, not only the home of PCSSM but also the home of and its SciCheck project. Journalists play a key role in informing and communicating climate crisis and the need for action on climate change to the public. We have many exciting opportunities, panels, and events planned for the conference and look forward to connecting attendees to Philadelphia’s unique environmental stories and the greater Penn and Philadelphia community.

PCSSM Director Michael Mann and APPC Director Kathleen Hall-Jamieson will be co-leading a workshop at SEJ and we anticipate that many PCSSM and APPC partners and researchers will be attending and sharing research. We strongly recommend registering and signing up for our newsletter to learn of upcoming opportunities to get involved with the conference.

From the SEJ conference website:

Mid-Atlantic journalists have much to share with you about their corner of the world: the huge national battle over fracking and LNG versus renewable energy, such as wind and solar; the paradox of a city that wants to be modern and future-facing but is held back by issues of poverty, environmental racism, infrastructure challenges and development problems; flooding and sea level rise; pollution and land management; and much more. Come to Philadelphia and let your community help you figure out which stories demand your attention, learn how to tell them and find the support you need through the tough road that lies ahead.

We’ll be exploring these issues and more at our 33rd annual conference and hope to see you there! We’ve lined up three affordable hotel options for #SEJ2024, and it’s never too early to secure your room under SEJ’s special rates — we sold out last year in Boise. And be sure to check out the draft agenda!

Your #SEJ2024 conference chairs:

Meg McGuire, Founder/Publisher, Delaware Currents
Kristine Villanueva, Editor, The Phillypinos Oral History Project, and Lecturer, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York

For more on SEJ and the conference, please click here. 
Register for SEJ annual conference here.