In 2020, SEJ launched its first webinar series. All webinars are recorded, so if you can't join live, you can view it later.
Below you'll find SEJ's webinars, as well as those co-hosted by SEJ.
Complex Emergencies and Climate Change in the Era of COVID-19
May 27, 2020
How should reporters cover the connections between climate change and disasters like heatwaves, hurricanes and floods? How can journalists assess and communicate governments' ability to respond effectively, in the midst of a global pandemic? And what about the knock-on effects of failure to address complex emergencies, such as unplanned migration or civil conflict? The second #SEJ2020 webinar offered tips on understanding and covering complex emergencies, in the United States and the rest of the world. Webinar details, video recording and chat file.
While No One Was Watching: Changing Environmental Regulations Under the Trump Administration
May 14, 2020
The Earth Institute of Columbia University and the Society of Environmental Journalists invite you to join us for an important webinar for journalists. During more than three years in office, President Trump has attempted to undo dozens of environmental regulations. That effort has taken on a new dimension during the pandemic. In a move that environmental groups call reckless, the Administration has ordered a stop to enforcement of many of its environmental and health protections. Join us for a discussion of what has happened, and what it means. 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET. Webinar details, recording and coverage.
COVID-19: Health, Science and Business Writers on Covering the Pandemic
April 27, 2020
The Power Shift Project hosted a free webinar with Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler debriefing leaders of journalism organizations whose members focus on health, science and the economic impact of COVID-19, now and in the future: the National Association of Science Writers, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, Society of Environmental Journalists and Association of Health Care Journalists. SEJ speakers were executive director Meaghan Parker and board president Meera Subramanian. Video and resources.
Clearing the Air: What the Media Gets Right – and Wrong – When Covering Environmental Issues
April 13, 2020
Ensia publisher Todd Reubold held a virtual conversation with Kendra Pierre Louis (The New York Times), Eric Holthaus (The Correspondent), Amy Westervelt (Drilled News) and Maxwell Boykoff (University of Colorado), focused on what the media gets right — and wrong — when covering critical environmental issues like climate change. Presented by SEJ and the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment. Details and video recording.
Covering a Crisis: Climate, Coronavirus and Global (In)Action
April 2, 2020
How should the media cover a crisis? SEJ's 2020 webinar series launches with a discussion of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that could inform how journalists, scientists, and advocates communicate about and address climate change. Join panelists Denis Hayes, The Earth Day Network and The Bullitt Foundation; Alice Hill, Council on Foreign Relations; and John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, moderated by Guardian US' Emily Holden. All journalists welcome for this free event, April 2, 2020, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET. Go here for webinar details, video/audio recordings and coverage.