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SEJ's mission: to strengthen coverage of environment, energy, health and climate news by empowering the journalists who report that news.

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...or read on for information about benefits,
membership categories, eligibility and dues.

 

Here are just a few of the benefits SEJ has for journalists, students and educators:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can the Society of Environmental Journalists do for you? 
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SEJ Membership Categories:

ACTIVE: Individuals primarily engaged in the gathering, reporting, writing, editing, photographing, producing or cartooning of news for dissemination by regularly published, general circulation newspapers, magazines, and newsletters, as well as radio and television stations and networks, online media, books, news services and other media available to the general public. Neither Active Members nor their employers shall engage in lobbying or public relations work relating to environmental issues.
 
ACADEMIC: Individuals who are on the full-time faculty or are students at an accredited college, university, or other school and have an interest in environmental journalism and/or environmental issues. Academic Members shall not engage in lobbying or public relations work relating to environmental issues.
 

ASSOCIATE: Individuals substantially engaged in journalism or who work in fields that closely relate to journalism yet are ineligible for active membership, either because journalism is not the primary occupation or because the applicant's employer lobbies or conducts public relations work relating to environmental issues, and, in the majority opinion of the Board of Directors or its designee(s), will contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the Society. Associate Members shall not engage in lobbying or public relations work relating to environmental issues.

 

 Am I eligible?

SEJ membership is open to journalists, and students and faculty at an accredited school or university. Those whose professional work includes public relations on environmental issues, or lobbying for environmental issues, are not eligible for membership in SEJ. For more information about eligibility, see SEJ's Bylaws and Membership Policies.

 

How much are dues?

 

SEJ Member Dues Schedule
Type of Membership 1st Year Dues Renew 1 Year Renew 2 Years Renew 3 Years
U.S. & Canada $40 $70 $120 $180
Student $25 $40 $65 $90
Mexico $15 $35 $55 $75
International Postal $25 $55 $95 $135
International Electronic $15 $20 $35 $45