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September 1, 2015

  • In this issue: SEJ prez Jeff Burnside's take on SEJ's 25th annual conference; SEJ's founders on our impact on environmental journalism; a controversial newspaper campaign takes on climate ‘fatalism'; the art of the pitch; turning a scientist’s struggle into a lyrical, multimedia tale; how interview class helps make science clearer; an iconic author and former farmer, plants seeds for a ‘more attractive’ world; book reviews on India’s natural world in crisis, the fracking boom and discoveries in the ancient Southwest.

June 1, 2015

  • In this issue: When enviro reporters leave the beat behind; staying afloat in murky ethical waters; going whole hog on an innovative student project; an ibis takes off...and a micro beat pays off; the English language's paradox of plurals; an interview with "Rain" author Cynthia Barnett; four book reviews; and SEJournal Editorial Board member JoAnn Valenti's rundown of the enviro films at the 2015 Sundance Festival.

March 1, 2015

  • In this issue: Conflict over environment and energy in 2015; nonprofit news rescues environmental journalism, or not; freelance digital journalism founders; using ground journalism, striking visuals for complex global stories; SEJ's diversity struggles; bringing to life climate- and weather-related data; free digital tools for EJ educators, students; interview with Jörg Friedrichs, author, “The Future Is Not What It Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity;” and book reviews.

October 15, 2014

  • In this issue: Tracking the fracking boom; taking the chaos out of your disaster coverage (including a comprehensive packing list); photojournalist dives into digital in 'Sea Change'; award-winner Cheryl Hogue talks about spotting trends on the science beat; committing to collaboration; mentoring match between veteran freelancer radio rookie; book reviews; publishing a DIY guide to local environmental issues; Q&A with author Linda Pannozzo on scapegoating the grey seal.

July 15, 2014

  • In this issue: Covering the environment, health fallout of unexploded ordnance; special report on risk and resilience/lessons from Louisiana on the realities of coastal iving; freelancers and fellowships, a path for growth; utilizing the National Weather Service to track storm intensity; tapping the environmental journalism 'power grid'; book reviews; and classroom research on long-term relevance of front-page stories.

April 15, 2014

  • In this issue: SEJ prez Hopey on access issues; ways climate will make news in 2014; Ken Ward Jr. on the art of covering the WV MCHM spill; local meetups bring networking home; getting the most from conferences; teaching news innovation; how good audio gives life to your enviro storytelling; Q&A with "Last Ocean" author John Weller; book reviews; and the annual Sundance Festival review.

January 15, 2014

  • In this issue: National Geographic photographer Steve Winter and writer Sharon Guynup tell the tiger's story; user's guide to foundation-backed journalism; e-book publishing; drones and enviro journalism; book reviews; interview with SEJ Award winner Sam Eaton; and photojournalism upheaval heralds multimedia’s rise.

October 15, 2013

  • In this issue: Special report on the climate adaptation story; tips on how to juggle multiple assignments as a freelancer; SEJ Awards' top photo winners span the globe; award-winning reporter shares insight into coastal coverage; fostering diversity in environmental journalism with SEJ's new guide; enviro beat icon Philip Shabecoff "Connects the Dots" in latest book; and more.

July 15, 2013

  • In this issue: ESA at 40 — 40 things journalists should know; tangled tale of the endangered wolf; SEJ resources for busy enviro journalists; how one freelancer supports a travel addiction; five book reviews; IJNR institute inspires journalists; watershed tipsheet; and SEJ's 2012 individuals donor list.

April 15, 2013

  • In this issue: Special report on energy and climate change; first installment of new column 'Freelance Files' on goal setting; database helps track illegal parkland conversions; members cover sprawl, science and chickens; annual Sundance Film Festival report; and six book reviews.

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