With SEJ currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year, we asked some of the society’s founders — among them luminaries in the environmental journalism profession — to share their thoughts on what the organization has meant to the field, where SEJ is going next and what they see as the big environmental stories of our time. Here are their insights.
For the Society of Environmental Journalists, diversity in environmental reporting has long been a concern. Over the organization’s 25-year history, its staff continually has asserted a two-pronged approach to inclusive coverage on the beat. The organization hopes the diversity concern will have its day in the sun at the upcoming annual conference Oct. 7-11, 2015, in Norman, OK.
Even in these days of cheap, globe-spanning, instant-gratification communications, many journalists are discovering that face-to-face gatherings still play a major part in building our careers — and don't want to wait 12 months between SEJ's annual conferences to recreate that in-the-flesh experience. Find regional groups here.