Hello, members!


Your unique experiences and insights can inspire and empower fellow members of SEJ. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned webinar format, focusing on our members and your stories. Check out the first in this new format, “Covering Contaminated Sites in Your Community” with SEJ member Jordan Gass-Pooré.


SEJ members are invited to volunteer to organize and participate in SEJ webinars. Our aim is to foster a collaborative environment where environmental journalists come together to discuss how they got their stories and to share tools, tips and sources. You can choose to be the moderator, and invite other journalists who've written on the same topic to join you, or you can be the sole speaker — it's up to you! Other speakers don't have to be SEJ members, but they should be journalists, journalism educators or student journalists (in addition to these member-organized webinars, SEJ staff may also organize topical webinars as opportunities arise).


To get started, please email us at SEJ@SEJ.org with:


  • Your proposed topic and a draft title
  • Your preferred date(s) — SEJ webinars are on Wednesdays from 1 - 2 PM ET
  • Whether you're planning to invite other journalists


Once your proposal is accepted, SEJ will:


  • Help set the final date for the webinar
  • Promote the webinar on SEJ.org, email and social media
  • Set up the Zoom and run behind-the-scenes
  • Introduce you and moderate Q&A (if needed)
  • Publish the video recording and chat on SEJ.org


You will:


  • Send a final title and descriptive blurb (~100 words) 3 weeks before the webinar date
  • Confirm any other journalist speakers and send their names, affiliations, and emails 2 weeks before the webinar date
  • Help promote the webinar — before and after — via your social media channels


We look forward to sharing your expertise and amplifying your stories!


Not a member? Join SEJ today! If you're not eligible to join, you can work with an SEJ member to organize a webinar. The SEJ member must submit the idea and serve as moderator/speaker; and all other speakers must be journalists, journalism educators or students.

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