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SEJ News is a regular feature of SEJournal Online, featuring information about the organization, its mission and initiatives, partnerships and more. For questions and comments, or to suggest future SEJ News items, email the SEJournal Online editor at sejournaleditor@sej.org.

 

 

May 2, 2017

  • SEJers heard from top experts in environmental law and the science of communicating to news consumers, as well as receiving training in FOIA, databases and key digital storytelling tools at a four-day workshop in Dallas, held alongside Earth Day Texas. Get the highlights in our report from the late April gathering.

March 28, 2017

February 14, 2017

February 7, 2017

  • Veteran journalists gathered in Washington, D.C. last Friday, Feb. 3, to share insights into how environment and energy policy may unfold in the year ahead — and to urge colleagues to prepare for possibly dramatic shifts ahead. Key takeaways, plus video, audio clips and a presentation by SEJ's president. Photo: Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears; courtesy of Schuyler Null/Wilson Center.

January 6, 2017

  • The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com will create a Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team in early 2017, made possible in part through a major grant from SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism. The new team will be co-led by longtime SEJ member and award-winning environment reporter Mark Schleifstein. A national search is under way for two additional environmental journalists to work full-time on the Team.

December 12, 2016

  • The Society of Environmental Journalists has hired Melisa Klem as its new executive director, effective January 3, 2017. Klem has spent more than 13 years working in development for conservation and human health nonprofits, and raising millions of dollars. The SEJ Board of Directors selected Klem to serve as the group's second leader, replacing founding executive director Beth Parke who last summer announced her plans to step aside after nearly 24 years of leadership. Klem previously served as the development director at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the national director of development at the Izaak Walton League of America, and senior director of development at the Potomac Conservancy.

November 8, 2016

  • Yale and Pulitzer Center plan a new program of fellowships, conferences and content sharing that hopes to improve journalism's reporting on climate change. SEJournal Online spoke with Yale Climate Connections Editor Bud Ward about the initiative and its aims.

     

September 1, 2016

  • SEJ's founding executive director Beth Parke recounts memorable moments during her 24-year tenure with SEJ.

  • SEJ members will find it easier to network with a new online profile system. It’s similar to social media: you can connect with other SEJ members (Connections tab — think Friends), share photos and photo albums, post your status and access a directory.

  • Starting this fall, we’ll be producing a new SEJournal weekly e-newsletter that will continue the same high-quality news and features you’ve been getting in the print publication, only with a vastly shorter time from pen to (web) publication and in a way that’s easier to search, find, bookmark and share. Not only that, we’re re-imagining the print SEJournal as a topically focused issue worthy of keeping as a reference work, and published as (or almost as) regularly. Read more from SEJournal editor Adam Glenn (pictured).

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