Special Reports

Peruse our special reports by project:

2023 Journalists' Guide logo

 

The 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

The SEJournal looks ahead to key issues in the coming year. Check out the guide’s special, forward-focused TipSheets and Backgrounders, and stay tuned in the coming weeks for more, including an overview analysis. We’ve also supplemented this year’s guide with a special look at environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, watch for reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists' year-ahead roundtable in February.

 

 

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Climate Solutions: Business, Nature, Energy, Ocean

As part of an initiative of the Society of Environmental Journalists to help journalists better cover climate solutions, our special report takes a closer look at business-based, nature-based, methane/energy-based and ocean-based solutions, with reporting tipsheets, resource toolboxes, and links to SEJ webinars on each topic.

 

 

Covering Your Climate-The South

 

Covering Your Climate: The South

This special report is the second in a series designed to help journalists of all kinds cover the impacts of climate change in their region, and to report on actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and preparations for what can't be stopped. This special report on the Southern United States includes an extensive background overview, tipsheets for closer looks at anticipated impacts, at efforts to mitigate them and any plans to adapt. And to help cover this wealth of story ideas, also see our extensive regional resource toolbox. 

 

 

 

Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor

This special report is designed to help journalists in the Pacific Northwest cover the impacts of climate change, as well as the actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and to adapt to what can’t be stopped. The report was produced February-March 2020 and includes a wide-ranging issue backgrounder, a toolbox and three tipsheets on climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation offering a wealth of story ideas for right now, and over the coming decade.

 

 

2022 Journalists' Guide logo

 

The 2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

SEJournal looks ahead to key issues in the coming year with this "2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment" special report. The guide was rolled out in early January, with new features added through to its formal launch in late January at an annual roundtable organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists.​ Check out the guide's various Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDog reports.

 

 

2021 Journalists' Guide logo

 

2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

SEJournal looks ahead to key issues in the coming year with this "2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment" special report. The report was formally launched Jan. 27, 2021, at an annual roundtable organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists and hosted virtually by National Geographic Society.​ Check out the guide's various Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDog reports, an overview analysis and live event coverage.

 

 

Latest Special Reports Items

January 3, 2023

  • Corporations may be taking steps to address climate change, but are they moving big enough and fast enough? As part of a special initiative from the Society of Environmental Journalists, we offer a tipsheet from journalist Megan Myscofski on how to cover business-based climate solutions. Get additional resources and watch this video from an earlier webinar. And see the full Covering Climate Solutions special report.

  • Corporations may be taking steps to address climate change, but are they moving big enough and fast enough? As part of a special initiative from the Society of Environmental Journalists, we offer a resource toolbox on how to cover business-based climate solutions. Plus, insights from a related tipsheet.

October 18, 2022

  • Indigenous communities that have tried to live in balance with nature have seen their practices largely ignored. But now many have turned to them for guidance. As part of a special initiative from the Society of Environmental Journalists on covering climate solutions, we offer a tipsheet from journalist Brian Bull on reporting on how Indigenous people use nature-based environmental solutions. Also, check out additional resources and watch video from an earlier webinar.

September 27, 2022

  • As concerns over global warming, the endangerment of plant and animal species, and water rights escalate, many environmentalists are turning to Indigenous people for guidance. As part of a Society of Environmental Journalists special initiative focused on covering climate solutions, we take a closer look at nature-based solutions and Indigenous people with reporter Brian Bull. Check out a resource toolbox and stay tuned for a reporting tipsheet in coming weeks. Plus, be sure to register for a Sept. 28 webinar on covering Indigenous communities and nature-based climate solutions.

September 20, 2022

September 6, 2022

  • Levels of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have doubled in the past 150 years due to human activity, particularly from fossil fuels and extensive farming. As part of an ongoing Society of Environmental Journalists special project focused on covering climate solutions, check out a methane resource toolbox and stay tuned for a methane reporting tipsheet in the coming weeks. Plus, watch the recording of an SEJ virtual webinar, Covering Climate Solutions: Containing and Monitoring Methane.

July 12, 2022

June 21, 2022

  • Oceans and climate change intersect with many other issues, a crossover likely to be emphasized in the upcoming United Nations Ocean Conference and in future ocean-based climate discussions. This list of resources reflects some of that intersection in order to help environmental journalists better cover the field of “blue climate” solutions.

February 2, 2021

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