Education and Training in Environmental Journalism


Instructors in environmental journalism often find it useful to share ideas and resources, reading suggestions and examples of student projects. See also resources for students below.

Resources for teachers

Listserv for SEJ Educators: SEJ operates the SEJ-EDU e-mail listserv to serve as a forum for teachers and students to exchange information about teaching and learning environmental journalism. If you're an SEJ member, we welcome your participation. Go here for information on joining the listserv and accessing archives (you'll need your log-in info). The listserv is managed by Sara Shipley Hiles, SEJ's Board Representative for the Academic Membership.

COVID-19 resources for teachers:

Peer reviewed journals in science and environmental communication

Other professional groups and training resources

Resources for students

  • SEJ's compilation of graduate education in environmental journalism, as well as scholarships for journalism education.
  • SEJ's Young Journalists and the News page includes events and opportunities for students.
  • "Guide to Environmental Communication,", by Kaitlin Louie. Includes information on careers and lists master's programs in environmental journalism and communication.
  • LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education Scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, or another idea). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.
  • The National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo, aiming to bring diversity to U.S. journalism, is offering a $5,000 one-year scholarship (renewable for up to three years) to high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist. Deadline: Apr 15, 2021.
  • Online Communication Degree Programs (includes links to MOOCs and other free programs)


Suggestions and questions: Sara Shipley Hiles, SEJ's Board Representative for the Academic Membership