SEJ Presidents Report

Host City for SEJ Conference Maintains Sustainable Attitude

SEJ returns to Chattanooga, Oct. 2-6, for its 23rd annual conference, this time building on and highlighting the city's sustainability theme, which has entered its second generation and garnered worldwide recognition. SEJ President Don Hopey explains.

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Financial Challenges Ahead, But So Too Opportunities To Tap Our ‘Network’

At its January 28, 2012 meeting, SEJ’s board of directors took steps to increase revenues and cut expenses for the short term as the board and staff pursue effectiveness studies and efforts to bring in new unrestricted gifts, new foundation grants, new university and media support, and new earned income. Read more from SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel.

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Transparency Watch Project Raises Serious Concerns About Government Access

SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel discusses a recent project by Columbia Journalism Review and ProPublica which revealed it’s not just SEJ members who have a tough time gaining access to federal information or scheduling interviews with scientists or other experts at federal agencies.

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SEJournal Editor Mike Mansur To Step Down After a Decade at the Helm

SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel bids farewell to Mike Mansur, who steered the SEJournal through its quarterly publication schedule, working with a team of volunteer editors and writers to produce issues packed with articles that help environmental reporters hone their skills and broaden their depth of knowledge on a variety of topics.

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A Nod of Thanks to Our Founders, Who Have Put SEJ on a Path to the Future

SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel offers a belated “thank you’’ to the late David Stolberg and all the original founding members of our organization. SEJ members owe them all a deep debt of gratitude. Thanks to their vision and leadership, SEJ remains a vital resource for working journalists and journalism educators.

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SEJ Promotes Science-Journalism Connection, Alters Funding Policy To Build More Stable Organization

SEJ ushered in 2011 with an event at the University of California, Santa Barbara that explored the communication challenges journalists and scientists face. And the SEJ board votes to allow limited gifts of unrestricted general support from anyone who supports SEJ’s mission. Read more from SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel.

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