SEJ Awards Committee Members

The SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment are administered by an awards committee appointed each January by the SEJ board of directors. The awards committee's duties include appointing panels of judges who, under the contest rules, have the sole authority to select winners and honorable mentions in each category.

SEJ Awards Committee (8th annual contest — April 1, 2009 deadline)

First co-chair,* Jeff Burnside, Special Projects Reporter, WTVJ NBC 6 News, Miami
Second co-chair,* Perry Beeman, Reporter, The Des Moines Register
Nancy Bazilchuk, Freelance Journalist, Norway
Saul Chernos, Freelance Journalist, Canada
Osha Gray Davidson, Environmental Writer and Author, Arizona
Nancy Gaarder, Reporter, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald
Kristen Alley Swain, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, The University of Kansas

* committee co-chairs