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Environment Is on the Ballot in Election 2016

While issues like climate change have gained little traction in the presidential race, environmental topics are playing a clearer role in some congressional contests, as well in statehouse and local elections. At the same time, a number of controversial ballot initiatives are tackling environmental topics ranging from plastic bag bans to solar energy. Get info and resources in our Election 2016 Issue Backgrounder. 

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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