Below is Uproot’s scheduled programming SEJ’s 32nd Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho

Friday, April 21st

Concurrent Session 2
Panel: How to be an Ally to Environmental Journalists of Color
2:15 – 3:30 pm

In this session, we will talk about how journalists can learn to be a better advocate and ally for environmental journalists of color in their newsroom — from understanding and using your privilege to uplift EJOCs to learning the importance of having more EJOCS writing in your newsroom to being a mentor.

Moderator: Lucia Priselac, Director, The Uproot Project

Rachel Ramirez, Climate Writer, CNN Digital
Monica Samayoa, Journalist, Science & Environment, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Justin Worland, Senior Correspondent, TIME

Uproot National Convening
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: The Cellar
Register here (limited tickets available, priority will be given to Uproot members)

This event is sponsored by MacArthur Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with support from Solutions Journalism Network and The Solutions Project.

Saturday, April 22nd

Concurrent Session 3
Panel: Getting Social Without Getting Conned
9:00 – 10:15 am

As journalists in the age of misinformation wars over many issues, do we have an obligation only to share facts and hope that our waning authority will persuade the public that our stories are true? Or do journalists have an opportunity – perhaps even an obligation – to do something more to discredit misinformation about climate and other issues? How far can journalists go in the direction of public education without being labeled as politically biased? How does social media impact the sharing of information? In this session, we will talk about best practices and strategies for telling climate stories through social media platforms and how to engage online networks for impactful reporting.

Moderator: Lucia Priselac, Director, The Uproot Project

Speakers: TBA