Welcome to SEJ

This is the new residence for YOUR PROFILE. Your contact information; membership renewal date, status and invoicing; SEJ membership category and more are all here. Networking will be easier than ever, with simple, effective searches; messaging to fellow SEJers; connections (think friend) and more. So you can do more than before, or you can just chill, update your profile and renew as needed, with much less effort. Please look around and get to know your new site. And check back often to see what programs SEJ has on the calendar. Look to the right for events, and look below this section. There's a lot going on, and we don't want you to miss any of it.


Fund for Environmental Journalism

The next round of SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism is now open for journalism projects covering climate, conservation and environmental health in North America. Rapid Response Grants: Up to $2500 per individual or $5000 for team or news outlet projects (including stipend). Rolling deadline.

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SEJ logoSEJ's COVID-19 Resources for Journalists

See our growing compilation of articles, resources, funding opportunities and events to aid in your reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.


It's Never Been More Important To Support Environmental Journalism

Photo of Meera SubramanianThere is no more important time to support robust environmental journalism than now. And there’s no better way than by contributing to the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), the world's largest organization of environmental journalists, with membership now at an all-time high. You can be a part of it. I’m Meera Subramanian, newly elected president of SEJ, an organization I credit with building my foundation as a freelance journalist, as it has supported journalists and journalism for thirty years. Read more of Meera's story. Read Meera's April 1, 2020, SEJ President’s Report: Standing Together in Spite of Distancing. © Photo: Gordon Hight

SEJ Awards for
Reporting on the Environment

SEJ's annual awards contest honors the best environmental journalism in 10 categories (including Student Reporting), bringing recognition to the most important stories on the planet. Prizes of $500 for first-place winners and $250 for second-place winners in all categories. To honor the "best of the best," first-place winners in each category are automatically entered for the Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting which carries a $10,000 cash prize. Due to the COVID-19 virus, SEJ extended the regular April 1 deadline to April 24, 2020. Late deadline (with extra fee) was April 30. Please remember that many are working from home and bandwidths everywhere are challenged, so don't wait until the last minute to submit.


SEJ's 30th Annual Conference
Boise, Idaho    ||    Sept. 23-27, 2020

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Save the date! Environmental Journalism 2020 will be hosted by Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Idaho bridges more than the continental divide: A red state with a streak of bright purple, Idaho banks on tech, recreation and agriculture. Its history of logging, ranching and mining has left a complicated legacy on its awe-inspiring landscape. In Boise, America’s fastest growing city, you can ski and golf on the same winter day. But the challenges and opportunities facing state and tribal governments are familiar: urban sprawl, limited resources, energy sources, and conserving the wild for future generations. Go to the conference website.

As the country grapples with COVID-19 restrictions, please know that SEJ conference planners are considering various contingency plans. You can help us by answering a few brief questions and pre-registering for Wednesday workshops (SEJ members only) and Thursday tours that will hopefully be held on-site in Boise. No fees will be assessed or collected at this time.