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Instructors in environmental journalism often find it useful to share ideas and resources, reading suggestions and examples of student projects. See also resources for students below.
Resources for teachers
Listserv for SEJ Educators: SEJ operates the SEJ-EDU e-mail listserv to serve as a forum for teachers and students to exchange information about teaching and learning environmental journalism. If you're an SEJ member, we welcome your participation. Go here for information on joining the listserv and accessing archives (you'll need your log-in info). The listserv is managed by Sara Shipley Hiles, SEJ's Board Representative for the Academic Membership.
- Textbooks and Syllabi
- Recommended reading about environmental journalism
- Student publications in environmental journalism
- Forum on Media Diversity
- The Future Journalist Resource Center
- The Writers’ Co-op podcast is an audio business handbook for freelance writers, co-hosted by Jenni Gritters and SEJ member Wudan Yan. From one professor: "Students pay much less than a textbook and get much more."
- Teaching Tips
- The Missouri School of Journalism offers free, online teaching resources for high school journalism teachers.
COVID-19 resources for teachers:
- Pandemic Pedagogy and Pandemic Pedagogy: Unrelated Facebook pages on teaching during COVID-19
- "Teaching Environmental Journalism. For the First Time. In a Pandemic." SEJ EJ Academy, March 3, 2021, by Christine Woodside.
- "A Quick-and-Dirty Back-to-School Guide for the Apocalyptical Educator," SEJ EJ Academy, Sep 9, 2020, by Bernardo H. Motta.
- "In Days of Social Distancing, Getting the Goods … Virtually," SEJournal's EJ Academy, April 15, 2020, by Cynthia Barnett.
- "Pandemic Offers Challenges, Opportunities for Teaching," SEJournal's EJ Academy, March 25, 2020, by Bob Wyss.
Peer reviewed journals in science and environmental communication
- Science Communication
- Environmental Communication
- Public Understanding of Science
- Journal of Science Communication
- International Journal of Sustainability Communication
- Science as Culture
Other professional groups and training resources
- Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
- Berkeley Advanced Media Institute
- Poynter / News University
- UC Santa Barbara: Lectures/video website in honor of Bill Freudenburg, author, educator, science communicator and beloved member of the SEJ community, who died December 28, 2010. It contains 15 videos of Bill Freudenburg, including: Bill In His Own Words (interview of Bill done in November 2010); The Legacy of Bill (tributes from colleagues who attended Freudenfest); Bill's Blowout in the Gulf Lecture (lecture on his latest book, November 2010); 12 class lectures by Bill, part of his "ENVS 1 Intro to Environmental Studies" course (fall quarter, 2010). Note: Turn your volume up. More about Bill.
Resources for students
- SEJ's compilation of graduate education in environmental journalism, as well as scholarships for journalism education.
- SEJ's Young Journalists and the News page includes events and opportunities for students.
- "Guide to Environmental Communication," mastersincommunications.com, by Kaitlin Louie. Includes information on careers and lists master's programs in environmental journalism and communication.
- Online Communication Degree Programs (includes links to MOOCs and other free programs)
Suggestions and questions: Sara Shipley Hiles, SEJ's Board Representative for the Academic Membership