SEJ's vision and mission


SEJ members envision an informed society through excellence in environmental journalism.


The mission of the Society of Environmental Journalists is to advance public understanding of environmental issues by improving the quality, accuracy, and visibility of environmental reporting.

Towards that end, SEJ provides critical support to journalists of all media in their efforts to cover complex issues of the environment responsibly. Through combined efforts of board, staff, members, and appropriate partners, SEJ offers unique educational programs and services for working journalists, educators, and students, including annual and regional conferences; daily EJToday news service; quarterly SEJournal; biweekly TipSheet and other publications; SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment; members-only listservs; mentoring program; website-based resources; and a lively membership network of journalists and academics.

SEJ also acts to raise awareness among editors, news managers, publishers, and other key decision-makers in the media on the value and importance of environmental news reporting.


All programs and services of the Society of Environmental Journalists are designed by journalists to address the following objectives:

  • to build a stronger and more closely connected network of educated environmental journalists and editors;
  • to stimulate more and better coverage of a range of critically important environmental issues;
  • to encourage addition or expansion of environmental reporting positions within broadcast, print, and internet news organizations;
  • to increase use of information resources, training, and educational events that are already available to journalists and editors who may be covering the environment; and
  • to foster the creation of important new information resources and training opportunities.

The Society of Environmental Journalists
P.O. Box 2492 Jenkintown, PA 19046
Telephone: (215) 884-8174 Fax: (215) 884-8175

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