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

May 15, 2019 was the deadline for the last round of SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism. Grants up to $5,000 were provided for journalism projects covering global biodiversity.

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Help Environmental Journalists Hold Governments Accountable

Every presidential administration tries to influence the press — and sometimes can even stand in the way of reporters doing their jobs. But no previous administration has ever labeled reporters the “enemy of the people,” as President Trump has done, over and over again. From the U.S. EPA to Interior, SEJ has challenged government attempts to block press freedom; joined hundreds of other news organizations across the country to stand up to Trump’s bullying; confronted dozens of challenges to press freedom in recent years; and jumped in to defend journalists reporting on Standing Rock, photographers working in National Forests and publications awaiting FOIA requests. SEJ is proud to defend the crucial work of environmental reporters. With your continued support, we’ll keep speaking out in 2019. Read more and please give now.

SEJ Awards for
Reporting on the Environment

Deadline was April 1 to enter SEJ's 2019 contest, which includes a $10,000 cash prize for the Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting and a new Student Reporting category. To honor the "best of the best," first-place winners selected this year from SEJ's eight awards categories will be automatically entered into the Nina Mason Pulliam Award.


SEJ's 29th Annual Conference
Fort Collins, CO    ||    October 9-13, 2019

AC2019 mini graphicJoin us for Environmental Journalism 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado, hosted by Colorado State University, October 9-13 2019. Colorado simultaneously boasts and suffers from a population explosion in Denver and other cities. This purple state is fertile ground for both clashes and collaborations among parties vying for rights to land, water and air, whether to preserve it for wildlife and human recreation or to exploit it for energy extraction. And it is fertile ground for stories! Read more about #SEJ2019 here. Tours are filling quickly — register now to get your choice. See the draft agenda, find a hotel and roommates or sponsor, advertise or exhibit.