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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  • 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.

  • July 15, 2011

    In this issue: Harvest Public Media fills coverage gap; California weekly unravels green claims; lessons from BP's Gulf oil disaster; nuke experts assess reporting on Fukushima; rethinking climate change-natural disasters relationship; thanks to SEJ's founders; enterprising disaster coverage; spreadsheet techniques check scientists’ studies; UN science panel deals with dwindling natural resources.

  • April 15, 2011

    In this issue: Remembering Bill Freudenburg; SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism grows;  move from daily newspaper job rewards science writer and book author; environment in dramas at Sundance Film Festival; essential reading list for climate change reporters; how to stop procrastinating; students produce impressive series on climate change threats to national security.    

  • January 15, 2011

    In this issue: Twain's truths echo today; GOP wave alters enviro debate; lessons from "cap-and-trade" coverage; disaster recovery in flux; award-winning radio story on green architecture; SEJ launches new Diversity Task Force; nanosilver bacteria-eaters a new health concern.

  • October 15, 2010

    In this issue: A surge of stories spews from the darkness of the deep ocean BP oil leak; covering recovery from disasters; lionfish, the latest ocean reef invader; SEJ wins prestigious international prize; using humor to promote your online news site.


  • July 15, 2010

    In this issue: Iceland's shy volcano surprises the world; growing on-line journalism; tips for roving reporters; journalists fight for access to cover BP oil spill; birthing a book; top 40 nature images of all time; SEJ's new grant program for reporting projects; free online tools; geoengineering Earth's climate; and more.

  • April 15, 2010

    In this issue: When mute swans become a menace; Multimedia training smorgasbord; Scientist's efforts to "persuade the public" have professional costs; Small Texas daily tackles complex issue by focusing on safety; Journalists using term "green"; Sundance roundup; much more...