Although there is no shortage of environmental disasters and cleantech innovation pouring out of Israel, there is only so much English-language coverage the local newspapers can take. So if you have already begun pitching stories to the American media, you may want to consider joining the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Membership costs between $20-25, with the cheaper rate for students. Joining the SEJ puts you on the group’s mailing lists, where writers from prominent newspapers and magazines discuss environmental news and how to cover it. Recent posts were about where to find U.S. government information unearthed by other journalists through the Freedom of Information Act (check www.governmentattic.com) The SEJ listserv is also where Green Prophet learned about GreenSingles.com.
There are also several paper goodies that SEJ will send to your door – the society’s quarterly newsletter, tip sheets on pending environmental court cases, and discount offers on environmental books written by SEJ members.
If 20 bucks a year breaks your recession budget, it’s still worth a visit to the Web site for the notice boards on upcoming conferences and writing competition deadlines.