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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
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.
- LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education Scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, or another idea). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.
- The National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo, aiming to bring diversity to U.S. journalism, is offering a $5,000 one-year scholarship (renewable for up to three years) to high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist. Deadline: Apr 15, 2021.
- Online Communication Degree Programs (includes links to MOOCs and other free programs)
- STDLabs is offering a $1500 award for the Fall 2020 semester (deadline Nov 1, 2020) and for the Spring 2021 semester (deadline Jun 1, 2021). Available to any student currently enrolled in any degree program at any accredited U.S. university. The mission of the "Test Yourself" Scholarship is to highlight the character-building value of facing a challenge head on.
Suggestions and questions: Sara Shipley Hiles, SEJ's Board Representative for the Academic Membership