Meaghan Parker

Executive Director, Society of Environmental Journalists

Meaghan Parker is the Executive Director of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Previously, she was the Senior Writer/Editor and Partnerships Director for the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program of the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan policy forum in Washington, DC., where she worked for 15 years. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning New Security Beat, a daily blog covering environment, health and security. She was the supervising producer of the award-winning documentary trilogy, “Healthy People, Healthy Environment,” three short films filmed in Tanzania, Nepal and Ethiopia. She was the lead editor of "A New Climate for Peace," an online platform and independent study commissioned by the G7 Foreign Ministers. A frequent speaker and moderator on panels about media, she served two terms as the associate board member for SEJ. Before joining the Center, she was Manager of Research and Internal Communications at the Fortune 500 energy company PPL Global, where she researched international investments and renewable energy policy.

Meaghan is speaking at

October 12, 2019
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Room 322, CSU's Lory Student Center


  • Meaghan Parker (Moderator) Executive Director, Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Sadie Babits (Speaker) Professor of Practice, Sustainability Director, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Michael Kodas (Judge) Freelance Author and Photojournalist


SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism will award grants up to $5,000 in January 2020 for story projects covering U.S. public lands. Share your ideas with our panel of judges, and get feedback and tips to strengthen your proposal for FEJ Winter Competition. Deadline for the story grant proposals is November 15. Note: This session will not be recorded. Story grants made possible by The Wilderness Society, The Pew Charitable Trusts and other foundation and individual donors to FEJ.

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