SEJournal

SEJournal is the quarterly news magazine of the Society of Environmental Journalists. 

Each issue includes: In-depth stories on hot topics on the environment beat; regular features such as Between the Lines (Q&A with authors of recent books), EJ Academy (a place for educators and students to explore current research on environmental journalism), Freelance Files (how to survive as a freelancer), Inside Story (interviews with and insights of journalists of winning work); Reporter's Toolbox (practical, technical how-to's, from choosing a recorder to using Excel to photography); SEJ President's Report; BookShelf (environmental book reviews).

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To preserve SEJournal's editorial independence, its editorial policies are set by an eight-member editorial board that includes the SEJournal editor, who is selected by the editorial board. The editorial board's other members are appointed to staggered three-year terms by the SEJ Board of Directors. SEJournal welcomes submissions from or about the environmental journalism community; please contact Editor Adam Glenn for details. The current issue is available only to members (and via mail to subscribers); back issues are available to the public and are archived in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To display or print them, get the free Adobe Acrobat ® reader.

Non-members and non-subscribers can view the Table of Contents of the current issue, Summer 2014, and read an excerpt.

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  • April 15, 2014

    Now available to non-members and non-subscribers! In this issue: SEJ prez Hopey on access issues; ways climate will make news in 2014; Ken Ward Jr. on the art of covering the WV MCHM spill; local meetups bring networking home; getting the most from conferences; teaching news innovation; how good audio gives life to your enviro storytelling; Q&A with "Last Ocean" author John Weller; book reviews; and the annual Sundance Festival review.

  • January 15, 2014

    In this issue: National Geographic photographer Steve Winter and writer Sharon Guynup tell the tiger's story; user's guide to foundation-backed journalism; e-book publishing; drones and enviro journalism; book reviews; interview with SEJ Award winner Sam Eaton; and photojournalism upheaval heralds multimedia’s rise.

  • October 15, 2013

    In this issue: Special report on the climate adaptation story; tips on how to juggle multiple assignments as a freelancer; SEJ Awards' top photo winners span the globe; award-winning reporter shares insight into coastal coverage; fostering diversity in environmental journalism with SEJ's new guide; enviro beat icon Philip Shabecoff "Connects the Dots" in latest book; and more.

  • July 15, 2013

    In this issue: ESA at 40 — 40 things journalists should know; tangled tale of the endangered wolf; SEJ resources for busy enviro journalists; how one freelancer supports a travel addiction; five book reviews; IJNR institute inspires journalists; watershed tipsheet; and SEJ's 2012 individuals donor list.

  • April 15, 2013

    In this issue: Special report on energy and climate change; first installment of new column 'Freelance Files' on goal setting; database helps track illegal parkland conversions; members cover sprawl, science and chickens; annual Sundance Film Festival report; and six book reviews.

  • January 15, 2013

    In this issue: Superstorm Sandy's hidden warning; analysis of pivotal enviro issues to watch; new frontiers in visual journalism; keeping up on chemical databases; members helping members: SEJ's mentoring program; media on the move; and book reviews.

  • September 15, 2012

    In this issue: How Carson's Silent Spring shapes modern environmentalism; Florida's lost wildlife highways; an interview with San Antonio Express-News enviro-adventure reporter Colin McDonald; bridging the journalism/science divide; SEJ Awards winners; EPA's ECHO database, your two-faced best friend; and more.

  • April 15, 2012

    In this issue: Getting into the (Clean Water) Act; SEJ's grant program has real impact on reporting; indie enviro films at Sundance; election year buzzwords; sneak preview of SEJ's 2012 conference, Lubbock, Texas; web tool DocumentCloud brings documents to life; ex-CNN executive producer Dykstra returns to journalism; meteorologists as environmental journalists; SEJ members honored, produce videos, win awards and grants; and 5 book reviews! (Why wait 3 months for access to each quarterly issue? Get your Summer/Fall issue now: how to join or subscribe.)

  • January 15, 2012

    In this issue: Documerica photo archive rediscovered; exploring the narrative form; SEJ Miami, according to Helvarg and Letto; important considerations for freelancers; Transparency Watch project raises serious concerns about government access; how to check local water use and scrutinize big water projects; climate change coverage dips in quantity, shifts in presentation; SEJ members' new books and projects.

  • October 15, 2011

    In this issue: Covering and surviving trauma; goodbye to SEJournal editor Mike Mansur; interview with award-winning Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch; MIT @ 150 years; media's vetting of candidates on climate change; negotiating the 'new' journalism world; environmental and economic impacts of world's growing demand for food; and more.

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