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.


Subscribe to read the current issue. Non-members and non-subscribers can view the Table of Contents of the current issue, Summer/Fall 2015, and read an excerpt.

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  • June 1, 2015

    Now available to non-members and non-subscribers! In this issue: When enviro reporters leave the beat behind; staying afloat in murky ethical waters; going whole hog on an innovative student project; an ibis takes off...and a micro beat pays off; the English language's paradox of plurals; an interview with "Rain" author Cynthia Barnett; four book reviews; and SEJournal Editorial Board member JoAnn Valenti's rundown of the enviro films at the 2015 Sundance Festival.

  • March 1, 2015

    In this issue: Conflict over environment and energy in 2015; nonprofit news rescues environmental journalism, or not; freelance digital journalism founders; using ground journalism, striking visuals for complex global stories; SEJ's diversity struggles; bringing to life climate- and weather-related data; free digital tools for EJ educators, students; interview with Jörg Friedrichs, author, “The Future Is Not What It Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity;” and book reviews.

  • October 15, 2014

    In this issue: Tracking the fracking boom; taking the chaos out of your disaster coverage; photojournalist dives into digital in 'Sea Change'; award-winner Cheryl Hogue talks about spotting trends on the science beat; committing to collaboration; mentoring match between veteran freelancer radio rookie; book reviews; publishing a DIY guide to local environmental issues; Q&A with author Linda Pannozzo on scapegoating the grey seal.

  • July 15, 2014

    In this issue: Covering the environment, health fallout of unexploded ordnance; special report on risk and resilience/lessons from Louisiana on the realities of coastal iving; freelancers and fellowships, a path for growth; utilizing the National Weather Service to track storm intensity; tapping the environmental journalism 'power grid'; book reviews; and classroom research on long-term relevance of front-page stories.

  • April 15, 2014

    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.