SEJ annual conferences train and educate reporters on environmental issues and on the craft of reporting these complex stories - but many can't afford to go.
We want to raise $15,000 in 30 days to administer a fellowships program and send a cohort of journalists to the conference.
Donations of any size are very much appreciated and truly do bring us closer to reaching our goal. Please, donate what you can and share this campaign with your friends, families and co-workers.
In addition to our donation incentives, we are offering the top-ten sharers/re-tweeters a special gift! Please email Jeanne Scanlon at SEJ to ensure credit for sharing on email and Facebook.
With your help we can do it!
Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 7, 2013 (EDT). The margin of your gift above the value of an incentive is tax deductible.
The mission of the Society of Environmental Journalists is to strengthen the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues.
SEJ provides critical support to journalists of all
media in their efforts to cover complex issues of the environment responsibly.
SEJ offers unique educational programs and services for working journalists,
educators, and students, including its annual conference which attracts over
800 people each year and brings together journalists, scientists, government
officials, advocacy leaders and others to explore the many facets of
environmental stories in order to improve the quality and accuracy of
Annual conference fellowship opportunities are open to all qualified journalists. Each conference presents an opportunity to meet with other journalists, sit in on training writing and computer workshops, attend panel sessions where current issues are debated by experts, policy-makers and experienced reporters from all types of media. The annual conference also takes journalists out into the field, with full-day or half-day tours to environmental hotspots where issues may be explored on site with experts on hand to present sides and answer questions.
Saving a city from the nation's dirtiest air, grappling with stormwater pollution, facing new climate extremes, treating toxic risks, building cleaner energy, growing new foods, embracing cutting edge technologies and still gaining new jobs: these are just a few of the topics to be investigated in Chattanooga during SEJ's 2013 conference, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. SEJ wants to give professionally and ethnically diverse journalists, who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference, the opportunity to apply for a fellowship.
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