Journalism & Media
Journalists by their very nature love change. Change is news. Change is good. And now change is everywhere. Bud Ward reports.
SEJ's annual conference helps reporters understand complex subjects like coal, nuclear power and climate change — and the Obama administration's stance thereon. SEJ President Christy George explains.
November 12, 2003
SEJ letter re: withdrawal of web access to Congressional Research Service reports
The SEJ Freedom of Information Task Force wrote letters today to congressmen Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Mark Green (R-WI) protesting the withdrawal of web access to Congressional Research Service reports.
September 10, 2004
SEJ opposes rider with new FOIA exemption for satellite data and studies on Earth resources
The Society of Environmental Journalists joined other journalism groups September 10, 2004, urging Congressional leaders to strip a new FOIA exemption for certain satellite data on the Earth's resources from the 2005 Defense Authorization Bill (S 2400).
November 15, 2005
SEJ joins call for post-Katrina FEMA contract disclosure
SEJ joined a number of open-government groups in urging President Bush to post online full copies of all contracts and other paperwork authorizing spending for relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
November 29, 2006
SEJ urges NIEHS not to privatize environmental health magazine
SEJ wrote the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences today, asking him to abandon plans to downgrade and privatize its flagship, open-access journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. The magazine is renowned for publishing free online cutting-edge research on relevant and timely topics — in non-technical terms and in multiple languages.
December 12, 2007
SEJ president testifies at Interior photo-fee hearing
The Society of Environmental Journalists told the House Natural Resources Committee Dec. 12 that the Interior Department could unduly restrict news media access to parks and refuges with its proposed rule requiring fees and permits for "commercial filming."