The Society of Environmental Journalists Announces 2013 Annual Conference Fellows

Thanks to generous donations raised by members and friends of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) through a spring crowdfunding campaign, we are pleased to announce full or partial fellowships valued at $3,500 for six journalists to attend SEJ’s Annual Conference in Chattanooga this fall. All of the applications were very strong. We are satisfied that our final selection is diverse in terms of geography/media market, media type and ethnicity.

All fellowships, both full and partial, cover the costs for full conference attendance, from Wednesday evening through Sunday morning, October 2-6, 2013, including one Thursday tour and all other sessions having a fee, plus full conference meals. In addition, four of the six fellows will receive a $500 stipend.

We invite Friends of SEJ to join us in Chattanooga! Take a look at the agenda and register by August 1st for the best pricing.

Hear what journalists are saying about the value of SEJ’s annual journalism conference to their career:


Congratulations to the 2013 fellows:


Full Fellowship:

  • Justin Gerdes, Concord, CA
  • Emily Guerin, Paonia, CO
  • Stephanie Tsao, Princeton, NJ
  • Brett Walton, Seattle, WA


Partial Fellowship:

  • Isabelle Groc
  • Jennifer Jordan, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Carolyn Lee, Honolulu, HI (withdrew)


Please consider making your own donation today on SEJ's secure website. All of SEJ’s programs help experienced journalists produce rich, rigorously investigated and unbiased content on issues affecting the planet for the benefit of the public.


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