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The 2018 Journalists’ Guide to Energy and Environment

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Organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists, George Mason University, and the Wilson Center.

From pipeline politics to hurricane horrors, 2017 witnessed a flood of energy and environment news—and 2018 promises to set a new high-water mark. On January 26 at the Wilson Center, the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) will launch its annual report, "The Journalists' Guide to Energy and Environment,” which previews the top stories of 2018, with comments from a roundtable of leading journalists.

A reception will follow, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy, National Park Foundation, Environment America, The Wilderness Society, and the Environmental Law Institute.

For the last five years, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Wilson Center have hosted the only annual event in the nation's capital featuring top journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead on environment and energy. Since 2013, more than 30 reporters from New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Politico, Associated Press,  Wall Street Journal and many more have shared their observations with thousands of policymakers, journalists, and business leaders in Washington, DC, and around the world. Always streamed live and always standing room only, this event is essential for anyone working to meet the critical energy and environment challenges facing our nation and the world.

This conversation is part of the ongoing “Managing Our Planet” series, jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program. The series, now in its sixth year, is premised on the fact that humanity’s impacts are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions.

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  • Meaghan Parker

    Senior Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program


  • Scott Tong

    Correspondent, Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk



  • Edward Maibach

    Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
  • Jeff Burnside

    Independent Journalist and Society of Environmental Journalists Board of Directors Member
  • Thomas Lovejoy

    Board Member
    Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor, George Mason University; Brazil Institute and ECSP Advisory Board Member