SEJ Publications

SEJ publications help you keep up with the world of environmental journalism and stay on top of news events.

  • EJToday brings you the day's most interesting stories in print and on the air, including stories submitted by users of the site.
  • SEJournal Online is a weekly e-newsletter bringing you fresh insights into the environment beat with a wide range of features and columns, new and familiar.  Subscribe to the e-newsletter here

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SEJournal Online

SEJournal Online is the weekly digital news magazine of the Society of Environmental Journalists, launched in November 2016 to provide more information in a format that’s faster, free to all and easier to search and share. Each week, SEJournal Online and our associated e-newsletter will bring you in-depth insight into the environment beat through features and columns, new and familiar. Access to the print edition of the SEJournal going from Sept. 1, 2016 back to the Vol. 1, No 1. in Nov. 15, 1990, continues through the online archives. Find Out More >>

Special Reports

SEJ publishes special reports by project. Find Out More >>

TipSheet RSS

SEJ publishes TipSheet as a biweekly source for story ideas, background, interview leads and reporting tools for journalists who cover news of the environment.  Find Out More >>


The WatchDog has been published by the Society of Environmental Journalists for nearly two decades, relentlessly alerting journalists of threats to their ability to gather information and do their jobs. Thanks to funding from the Newmark Foundation — and a new sense of urgency — SEJ is renewing and redoubling this effort. In March 2020, SEJournal relaunched the WatchDog in a new form — as a regularly published opinion column advocating open information in a personal voice. The “voice” of the WatchDog will be that of columnist Joseph A. Davis, who has been advocating First Amendment freedom for all that time and who has been covering the environment journalistically since the 1970s. Find Out More >>

WatchDog Alert RSS

The WatchDog Alert (formerly WatchDog TipSheet) is a regular source of story ideas, articles, updates, events and other information with a focus on freedom-of-information issues of concern to environmental journalists in both the United States and Canada. Find Out More >>


Issue Backgrounders are a monthly SEJournal Online feature to help journalists better cover emerging environmental issues, especially challenging or under-reported topics. Each Issue Backgrounder focuses on a specific environmental topic, offering key questions, basic answers, source contacts and other resources. Find Out More >>

Beat Basics

Beat Basics is a quarterly feature to provide journalists with the foundations to cover essential environmental issues. Each Beat Basics feature reviews key concepts on a specific environmental topic and offers story ideas and resources to help with coverage. Find Out More >>

Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a quarterly question-and-answer feature in which published authors offer insight into the motivations behind their work and provide advice to environmental reporters and writers.  Find Out More >>


The BookShelf features short news and reviews of the latest environmental books of interest to journalists.  Find Out More >>

EJ Academy

EJ Academy is a quarterly SEJournal Online column for environmental journalism educators and students to explore current research on environmental journalism, best practices or models for teaching and insights into the state of EJ education today.  Find Out More >>

EJ InSight

EJ InSight is a quarterly SEJournal Online column exploring the cutting edge of visual journalism on the environment, sharing exemplary work of leading practitioners in photojournalism, videography and data infographics. Find Out More >>


SEJournal Online's quarterly Features cover a wide-range of environmentally related topics in a variety of formats, including essays, first-hand accounts of reporting work, news analysis and opinion. Find Out More >>

Freelance Files

Freelance Files is a bi-monthly column for and by environmental journalism freelancers in which a rotating cast of writers share hard-earned wisdom here about myriad aspects of weaving a life and business out of their independent status. Find Out More >>

Inside Story

Inside Story is a quarterly question-and-answer feature of SEJournal Online in which we hear from award-winning journalists about the behind-the-scenes practices, ideas and breakthroughs that led to their best work, and their advice to other journalists about how to excel. Find Out More >>

Reporter's Toolbox

Reporter's Toolbox is a biweekly column focused on the world of data journalism, with an emphasis on data tools, techniques and database resources that journalists can use to improve their environmental reporting.. Find Out More >>

SEJ News

SEJ News is a regular feature of SEJournal Online, featuring information about the organization, its mission and initiatives, partnerships and more. Find Out More >>

SEJ President's Report

SEJ President's Report is the quarterly column of the current president of the SEJ Board of Directors, focusing on insights about the profession of environmental journalism, and providing updates about the organization's vision and practices. Find Out More >>


Guide to Diversity in Environmental Reporting

The Society of Environmental Journalists published this resource for journalists who want to address diversity concerns and practice more inclusive journalism. Authors Jennifer Oladipo and Talli Nauman created the guide, inspired by discussions by members of SEJ’s Diversity Task Force (now the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee). Their focus is mainly journalistic practice in North America. Journalists who have not consciously addressed diversity in their work should find multiple entry points here. Find Out More >>

The Daily Glob RSS

Find information about the Gulf oil spill — and its causes and consequences — on SEJ's tracker blog. Find Out More >>