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What Challenges Face Enviro Journalism Teaching?

A look at major challenges encountered by teachers of environmental journalism found many: Fluctuating support from administrations and students, advocacy concerns, balancing technology and storytelling, and addressing dim career prospects. Insights — and solutions — from the new EJ Academy column.

SEJournal Fall 2016, Vol. 26 No. 3

In this issue: "A Time of Change, a Time to Stay the Same"; SEJournal goes digital; departing head Beth Parke scrapbooks her SEJ life; exploring and documenting a primeval landscape; photojournalist Stuart Palley shoots wildfires; new SEJ member profiles enhance networking; JoAnn Valenti reviews documentary "Time To Choose"; interview with Craig Pittman on writing about Florida, environment, booms and busts; social media for freelancers; book reviews.

SEJournal Spring 2016, Vol. 26 No. 1

In this issue: Memo to energy, business, science and health reporters; how Paris summit changes the climate story; analysis of Flint water crisis and lessons for journalists; nine ways to do better investigative science reporting; captivating kids with science news; interview with award-winning photojournalist Robb Kendrick; book reviews; finding the right fit for journalism fellowships; the motivation behind filmmaker Josh Fox's new climate documentary; publisher ponders future of environment books.

SEJournal Winter 2015/2016, Vol. 25 No. 4

In this issue: On our watch, say goodbye to tigers; kickstart an EJ career with the new SEJ Emerging Environmental Journalist Award; Oregonian reporter ‘humanizes’ harm; finding stories with the National Inventory of Dams; sticking to the freelance life; author spends two decades ‘hooked on a character’; ignoring the elephant in the (news)room; journalism and science students take to field together; more.

SEJournal Summer 2007, Vol. 17 No. 2

In this issue: Taking readers on a journey; award winner focuses on eco damage being done now; investigative reporting can produce a ‘higher obligation’; effects of climate change on journalism; report probes multiple sources of global mercury pollution; studying smaller newspapers; basing coverage on scientific evidence; farm bill’s future environmental impacts; book reviews; and more.

SEJournal Summer/Fall 2015, Vol. 25 No. 2/3

In this issue: SEJ prez Jeff Burnside's take on SEJ's 25th annual conference; SEJ's founders on our impact on environmental journalism; a controversial newspaper campaign takes on climate ‘fatalism'; the art of the pitch; turning a scientist’s struggle into a lyrical, multimedia tale; how interview class helps make science clearer; an iconic author and former farmer, plants seeds for a ‘more attractive’ world; book reviews on India’s natural world in crisis, the fracking boom and discoveries in the ancient Southwest.

SEJournal Spring 2015, Vol. 25 No. 1

In this issue: When enviro reporters leave the beat behind; staying afloat in murky ethical waters; going whole hog on an innovative student project; an ibis takes off...and a micro beat pays off; the English language's paradox of plurals; an interview with "Rain" author Cynthia Barnett; four book reviews; and SEJournal Editorial Board member JoAnn Valenti's rundown of the enviro films at the 2015 Sundance Festival.

SEJournal Winter 2015, Vol. 24 No. 4

In this issue: Conflict over environment and energy in 2015; nonprofit news rescues environmental journalism, or not; freelance digital journalism founders; using ground journalism, striking visuals for complex global stories; SEJ's diversity struggles; bringing to life climate- and weather-related data; free digital tools for EJ educators, students; interview with Jörg Friedrichs, author, “The Future Is Not What It Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity;” and book reviews.

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