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Society of Environmental Journalists

AKA SEJ

Jenkintown, PA

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Society of Environmental Journalists

Also Known As:
SEJ
Physical Address:
Jenkintown, PA 19046 
EIN:
52-0194031
Web URL:
www.sej.org
Leadership:
Ms. Beth A. Parke
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $921,456
Expenses
Total Expenses $864,848

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Basic Organization Information

Society of Environmental Journalists

Also Known As:
SEJ
Physical Address:
Jenkintown, PA 19046 
EIN:
52-0194031
Web URL:
www.sej.org 
NTEE Category:
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C03 Professional Societies & Associations 
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A30 Media, Communications Organizations 
W Public, Society Benefit 
W03 Professional Societies, Associations 
Ruling Year:
1990 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Earned Income except Membership Dues - $264,985
Foundation Grants except Annual Conference - $475,869
Annual Conference Sponsorships and Grants - $115,000

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Society of Environmental Journalists is to strengthen the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media platforms to advance public understanding of environmental issues. SEJ's vision: Credible and robust journalism that informs and engages society on environmental issues SEJ's theory of change focuses on three elements: 1) Networked, better- educated journalists will do more and better journalism, 2) Credible environmental journalism fosters environmental literacy and motivates communities to overcome persistent myths and fight disinformation, and 3) In this era of linked journalism and social media, higher quality and more frequent reporting of environmental news and information will make an important positive difference with knowledge and behaviors in communities well beyond those of the work's original audience.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. January, 2014)

Ms. Beth A. Parke

Leadership Statement:

SEJ has become the go-to group for many constituencies concerned with media and the environment. Each year, SEJ's conferences attract the participation of close to 800 journalists, students and educators as well as hundreds of scientists, government officials, business representatives, environmental leaders, philanthropists, news sources, expert speakers and others concerned with media and environment. Through annual environmental-reporting awards SEJ has recognized the best in environmental journalism and since 2010 has distributed nearly $80,000 in mini-grants to journalists for reporting projects. SEJ's FOI WatchDog project successfully draws attention to access and open-government issues and provides journalists with new resources for working with scientific data. Thousands of print, broadcast and online news reports are generated or informed by SEJ programs, publications and peer network. Despite drastic changes in the world of professional journalism, SEJ membership has remained stable at approximately 1,300 at the close of 2013.



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Program: Fund for Environmental Journalism, and SEJ Awards

Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Environment
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Program Description:

The Fund for Environmental Journalism distributes mini-grants through two annual cycles of a competitive process to help underwrite travel costs and other direct expenses of specific reporting projects.    SEJ Awards recognizes excellence in environmental reporting in print, broadcast and online media, in order to build the stature and visibility of the beat, and bring great work to the attention of new audiences and media gatekeepers.

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Program: Reporting Tools, Mentoring, Communication Platforms and Media Training

Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

SEJ provides training and mentoring for environmental journalists via various methods and platforms, including timely publications to help journalists cover emerging issues; fresh Web content, tipsheets, source leads and specialized resource links; mentoring and professional sharing through robust members-only listservs and public social media; diversity, mentoring and freelance task forces; and media and technology training opportunities.

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Program: Freedom of Information Watchdog Project

Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
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The Freedom of Information WatchDog Project provides regular original reporting on environment-related FOI issues through 26 annual issues of the FOI WatchDog Edition TipSheet. In addition, through its FOI taskforce, SEJ engages in regular dialogue with other media organizations and government agencies to foster access to information.

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Program: Publications, Comprehensive Web Site, TipSheets, Daily News Digest

Budget:
$200,000
Category:
Education
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SEJ publishes specialized content tailored to the needs of journalists on a wide range of under-reported and emerging issues. Publications include TipSheet; Freedom of Information WatchDog TipSheet; EJToday, a daily environmental news digest; and SEJournal.  Most content is available free to the international public via www.sej.org.

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Program: Annual Conference, Climate Communication for Journalists and Scientists

Budget:
$400,000
Category:
Education
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Program Description:

Each year since 1991 SEJ has worked with a major research university in a different region of the country, in a partnership to make world-class learning resources available to journalists who cover complex environmental issues. Registrants participate in a comprehensive agenda of workshops, full-day reporting tours, concurrent panel and plenary sessions, news briefings, exhibits and special events. SEJ conferences consistently draw 350 to 425 journalists, students and educators and an equal number of scientists, researchers, government officials, environmental leaders, representatives of businesses and industries, philanthropists, and others concerned with media coverage of environmental issues. Agenda planners tap experts and key players throughout the region, from top researchers with the host university to far-flung high-level speakers on key national and global issues of the year.   A pilot program of regional events on climate communication for journalists and scientists is being organized by SEJ in 2012 under the Climate Change Education Partnership program of the National Science Foundation.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

All SEJ activities are designed to advance the following long-term outcomes: * A strong, vigorous free press that can be relied upon to inform all communities on issues of environmental sustainability; * A permanent change in the culture of journalism whereby there is frequent news reporting on environment-related issues that can be correctly characterized as high quality,highly accurate and highly visible to all relevant communities; * An informed society in which individuals, families, communities and political leaders make choices based on a healthy understanding of environmental issues.

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