WWU to co-host 'Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia' panel May 21

WWU will host a panel discussion, "Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia," from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21 via Zoom.

The panel will explore the evolution of media and news venues in our cross-border region, and features a slate of outstanding journalists covering environmental issues across Cascadia, including Lynda Mapes (Seattle Times); Jude Isabella (Hakai Magazine); Lisa Johnson (CBC British Columbia); and Mike Sato (Salish Sea Communications/Salish Current). The event will explore questions like:

• How do regional media address transboundary issues, such as the energy economy, political regulation, and climate change policy?

• What is the role of media producers and consumers in fostering cross-border conversations around the Salish Sea and more broadly throughout Cascadia?

• What is the future of place-based news to address shared crises and solutions in our shared bioregion?


This event is co-hosted by Western's Border Policy Research Institute, Center for Canadian-American Studies, Salish Sea Institute, Journalism Department, and Salish Sea Communications in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association.

Details and registration information can be found at https://alumni.wwu.edu/event/reporting-ecotopia-cross-border-environmental-media-salish-sea-cascadia.