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EJ Academy is a quarterly SEJournal Online column for environmental journalism educators and students to explore current research on environmental journalism, best practices or models for teaching and insights into the state of EJ education today. For questions and comments, or to suggest future EJ Academy columns, email the SEJournal Online EJ Academy editor at sejournaleditor@sej.org.


December 20, 2016

  • 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.

March 1, 2016

  • For this edition of EJ Academy, MU journalism master's grad Caleb O'Brien surveyed SEJ academics and current and former students to get tips on finding the best internships — and making the most of the experience. Excerpted from the Spring 2016 SEJournal.

October 15, 2014

  • In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal (Fall), Webster University journalism professor Don Corrigan shares how he used his classroom as a focal point for generating material with student inquiry and invitations to local experts, resulting in publication of a guide to St. Louis' environmental issues — and how the book can serve as a template for other professors to write a book for other states or regions.

July 15, 2014

  • In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal (Summer), Youngstown State University's Marc Seamon experimented in his undergraduate journalism classes last year with a self-guided project that would allow students to investigate the social-responsibility role of the media, particularly regarding the long-term implications of events and issues they cover. See the eye-opening results here.