FEJ Projects

Foundation grants have made it possible for SEJ to underwrite projects proposed by news organizations:



For Reporting on Western Lands:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is SEJ’s third-party underwriter for these Western Land projects:

  • The Guardian | theguardian.org and co-publishing partners for "This Land is Your Land," investigative reports on U.S. Public Lands and related issues including “privatization, energy extraction and climate change,” 2018-2020.
  • High Country News |HCN.org, general support for HCN in-depth reporting of public lands, western economies, wildlife, renewable energy, fossil fuel development, and other conservation and community issues, 2019-2021.


For Reporting on Marine and Coastal Issues of the Gulf of Mexico 2017-2019:

The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com for expansion of its Coastal Desk. This team has produced several hundred print, multimedia and online stories (see some examples below), including comprehensive features co-published with The New York Times.  More than 700,000 individual visitors have read Coastal Desk reports online. Tens of thousands more were reached through print editions and broadcast partnerships. The Walton Family Foundation is SEJ’s third-party underwriter for this project.

In 2017-18, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune and The New York Times co-published "Our Drowning Coast," examining Louisiana's coastal loss and its human impact.

Coverage of T-P/NYT coastal-reporting partnership: