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 third round of SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism rapid response grants is now closed. This round was for journalism projects covering climate or conservation in North America; water quality and availability in the U.S.; Mississippi River Basin, including agriculture, food, water and sustainability; and oceans and coasts globally, including fisheries, sea-level rise and coastal restoration.

Up to $2500 per individual or $5000 for team or news outlet projects (including stipend).


It's Never Been More Important To Support Environmental Journalism

Photo of Meera SubramanianDec 2, 2020: Gratitude and Grit at the End of 2020. That's what outgoing SEJ Board President Meera Subramanian offers — and asks for — in her latest report on the state of the Society of Environmental Journalists. © Photo: Gordon Hight

Donate buttonPlease give now to SEJ and journalists writing the most important stories on the planet. Note: Our new SEJ Members in Need Fund supports members by covering fee waivers and other costs of participating in SEJ programs, due to the COVID-19 impacts.

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. Last year's winners were honored Sep 16, 23 and 30, during #SEJ2020, SEJ's 30th anniversary conference.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: March 1, 2021. Late deadline (with extra fee): April 1.

SEJ's 31st Annual Conference

#SEJ2022 Houston, Texas   |   March 30-April 3

Due to pandemic restrictions, Boise State University — the host of SEJ's 2021 conference — has been forced to cancel the June 2-6, 2021 conference. SEJ hopes to reschedule this event for Spring 2023, so please stay tuned for details.

We are pleased to announce the confirmed dates for SEJ's 2022 Annual Conference: March 30-April 3, 2022, in Houston, hosted by Rice University. The #SEJ2022 conference will focus on environmental health and justice, energy and climate change, and oceans and coasts. Save those dates and watch this space. We'll announce details — including how you can contribute to the agenda — later this spring.

If you were organizing a tour or had submitted a panel proposal for the Boise conference, please hold on to your ideas, as we'll revisit all the options with our members and stakeholders in 2022.