Environmental Journalists to Gather in Flint, October 3-7

The Society of Environmental Journalists has announced their 28th Annual Conference, October 3 through 7.  Hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, the Society expects over 400 journalists, students, educators and others to attend.

Nine reporting tours will visit the lush forests of Northern Michigan, study Great Lakes research and Canada’s Chemical Valley, take a schooner to explore the toxic legacy of the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay, see self-driving cars and meet with EPA emissions experts, visit Detroit’s waterways and explore the city’s recovery and land re-use.  The tours will also include a check on Detroit’s garbage as well as an opportunity to meet Flint residents who are experiencing the water crisis.

Friday and Saturday sessions will include freelance journalists pitch slams, a plenary session to discuss the future of news, session tracks including the craft of journalism, climate, water, energy, the nation, the globe and environmental film screenings.

For more information on the conference, click here.

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