SEJ's entry is chosen as one of 51 projects out of 1,078 to advance to the next round in the Knight Foundation News Challenge on Networks. With EnviroFact, SEJ hopes to leverage the expertise of members with another layer of independent fact-checking that will provide a reputable source for journalists and the public to test the veracity of environmental news statements.
Journalism & Media
The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only North-American membership association of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. The organization was founded in 1990 by award-winning print and broadcast journalists on staff with The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, National Geographic, Turner Broadcasting/CNN, Scripps Howard News Service, Minnesota Public Radio and others.
Photojournalist Gary Braasch has several projects on the go.
SEJ members are a diverse group. Below are some of their affiliations. Note: This list is a work-in-progress and not yet comprehensive. If you're a member and would like your organization added, contact SEJ web content manager Cindy MacDonald.
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"COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An environmental group sued the Ohio Department of Natural Resources this week because the agency has not turned over public records related to a new program that allows oil and gas drilling at state parks."
"Mining companies and other businesses will be allowed to keep environmental studies secret, even if they detail possible pollution problems, under industry-backed legislation that gained final House approval Monday."
Most Australiams read a newspaper owned by conservative tycoon Rupert Murdoch. New research by a journalism professor indicates that those readers are not getting a balanced or diverse view of climate change.
A public service was held for Peter on April 15 in Edwards Auditorium on the University of Rhode Island campus in Kingston, RI. For details, see Peter's obituary in the April 8th Providence Journal and other newspapers. The obituary also includes information about the Peter Lord Environmental Journalism Scholarship they've established at URI and how to donate to it. Photo credit: © Curt Milton.