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SEJ President's Report is the column of the current president of the SEJ Board of Directors, focusing on insights about the profession of environmental journalism, and providing updates about the organization's vision and practices.  For questions and comments, email SEJ President Sadie Babits.


April 15, 2013

  • SEJ President Don Hopey passes along some results from SEJ’s fall 2012 member survey, and also an update on the board’s just-launched review of our organization’s programs and services, an effort we are calling, not without some hope (or is it hype?) — “SEJ 3.0.”

January 15, 2013

September 15, 2012

April 15, 2012

  • At its January 28, 2012 meeting, SEJ’s board of directors took steps to increase revenues and cut expenses for the short term as the board and staff pursue effectiveness studies and efforts to bring in new unrestricted gifts, new foundation grants, new university and media support, and new earned income. Read more from SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel.

January 15, 2012

October 15, 2011

  • SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel bids farewell to Mike Mansur, who steered the SEJournal through its quarterly publication schedule, working with a team of volunteer editors and writers to produce issues packed with articles that help environmental reporters hone their skills and broaden their depth of knowledge on a variety of topics.

July 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

January 15, 2011

  • SEJ President Carolyn Whetzel explains how a co-worker talked her into joining SEJ in 1994, and convinced her to attend the Provo, Utah, conference. Like many other SEJ members, it was the conference experience that hooked her. Here it is 16 years later, and she's still passionate about SEJ and feels privileged to be serving as SEJ president.

October 15, 2010

  • We SEJ-ers have been bragging for a long time that at any given time, we represent roughly 1,500 members in more than 30 countries. And a few years ago, we helped set up a group like SEJ in Mexico. But the idea that SEJ exists around the world has truly come home this year. Read more from SEJ President Christy George.