If you're like most members, you're too busy making your deadline to read all the SEJ literature, email and website content that has been developed to help you plug into the SEJ community and to enhance your reporting on environment. If this sounds like you, please give a quick scan to the headers below to see if there's something you don't know about that might just be a terrific resource.
By WENDEE HOLTCAMP
And so it was, I found myself in May 2005 a Ph.D. candidate at a prestigious university with a new full-time research job, a super-cute surfer-mountain-climber boyfriend and a 10-year freelance writing career under my belt.
AMERICA'S WETLAND: LOUISIANA'S VANISHING COAST
Photographs by Bevil Knapp, text by Mike Dunne Louisiana State
University Press, $39.95
By ROBERT McCLURE
The subject line on an SEJ friend's email at first caught me a little defensive. But it turned out that my friend is a big fan of weblogs, or blogs, believing they have the power to transform journalism and the social conversation. Notice, though, that she's not yet blogging herself. It's easier said than done – but also more fun than it sounds.
Presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, this free site is packed with useful information, albeit not all environmental. It's also available via RSS feed.
By JOANN VALENTI
By PAUL D. THACKER
The last 10 months have been important for Andrew Revkin, who covers climate for The New York Times, and those who cover environmental science. During that time, Revkin exposed a White House official who was doctoring government reports on climate change and uncovered an extensive program to silence NASA scientists from speaking to the public and media about the possible harm we might be causing our planet.
By NANCY BAZILCHUK
Dairy cows that generate electricity, forests that are certified "green," and hunters and journalists armed with loaded guns (but not pointed at each other!) are just a few of the highlights planned for SEJ's 16th Annual Conference on Oct. 25-29, in Burlington, Vermont.