Help SEJ Support Journalists Like Michelle Nijhuis

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Michelle Nijhuis, a lapsed biologist, is a freelance journalist specializing in conservation and climate change. She is the author of "Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction" and "The Science Writers' Essay Handbook: How to Craft Compelling True Stories in Any Medium." More about Michelle.


"I've been an SEJ member for more than 20 years, and it's made my job easier in countless ways. Most importantly, it's given me a sense of community that's sustained me through two decades of upheaval in journalism."

- Michelle Nijhuis, Freelance Journalist

Here's how you can help

journalists like Michelle:

Give to SEJ Programs to support essential training, resources, and convening, such as:

Give to SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism to support small story grants, such as:

Give to SEJ's Conference Diversity Travel Fellowships to help cover the costs of registration, travel, lodging and other expenses of Diversity Fellowships. Here’s what past participants had to say:

  • "I wouldn't have been able to attend this conference without the support of the Diversity Fellowship, and I am eternally grateful to have this experience at a pivotal point in my early career."
  • "I couldn't have attended the conference without the fellowship and I'm really grateful to SEJ and the sponsors for this opportunity. It gave me such a wonderful foundation for covering and reporting environmental stories."

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