Tuesday, October 03, 2017

SEJ raising money for annual grant for reporting on environmental health issues

The Society of Environmental Journalists is raising money to fund its first annual grant for environmental health reporting. The grant will be named for Elizabeth Grossman, a longtime SEJ member who died in July. "She devoted her career to uncovering environmental health issues while tirelessly advocating for freelancers," SEJ said in a news release.

As an SEJ board member, Grossman "proposed such a grant to the board several months ago," SEJ reports. "The grant will provide up to $5,000 to help cover travel and other expenses related to sustained coverage (e.g., a series of articles) of a particular topic in environmental health. It will be offered under the Fund for Environmental Journalism. The grant has been seeded by Lizzie’s legacy gift to SEJ," but applications for the grant won't open until $10,000 has been raised.

Questions about the grant and how to contribute can be directed to SEJ President Bobby Magill (bmagill@sej.org) or Susan Moran (susankmoran@gmail.com).

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