SEJ Post-Conference Tour:
October 7-10, 2018
The Great Lakes represent 20 percent of the world’s available fresh surface water, but this incredible resource is challenged in a number of ways. The 2018 SEJ post-conference tour, presented by IJNR, will explore environment and natural resource issues in northern Michigan, where lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron come together (and also happens to be spectacular in October!).
Potential topics include:
Line 5 and renewable energy
Trans-basin diversions and the Great Lakes Compact
Tribal hunting and fishing rights
Aquatic invasive species
Climate change impacts on the Great Lakes
Terrestrial climate impacts
Legacy pollution of mining, timber and shipping industries
The tour is tentatively scheduled to begin in Flint at noon Sunday, October 7 and return to Flint by 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 10.
Participants will be chosen by the IJNR Selection Committee no later than August 1, 2018.
Application process will open in June 2018. Read more about our application process.
Participants must be 2018 SEJ conference attendees who are working journalists.
The tour will be free of charge for participants.
The mission of the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is to advance public understanding and civic engagement about environment, natural resource, public health and development issues through better journalism. IJNR conducts expenses-paid, expedition-style training and professional development programs for journalists at all career stages and from all sorts and sizes of news outlets, ranging from newspapers and magazines to radio, television and online operations.
IJNR maintains editorial independence and control in all of its programming and decision-making.