Society of Environmental Journalists' 9th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment
IJNR Fellows who received recognition for reporting done in 2009-2010:
- Seth Borenstein (Midnight Sun 2003) with the Associated Press received Second Place for Outstanding Explanatory Reporting (Print), along with his colleague Charles Hanley, for their reporting on climate change, dwindling caribou herds, Antarctic researchers, and aggressive beetles.
- Ron Seely (Great Waters 2005) of the Wisconsin State Journal received Third Place in the Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism (Print) for his coverage of the factory farm lobby and weak governmental regulations that are putting water resources and citizens at risk.
- Craig Welch (High Country 2007, Pacific Northwest 2008) of The Seattle Times received First Place for Outstanding Beat Reporting (Print) for his compelling, in-depth coverage of issues including the shellfish industry, the conflict between ranchers and wolves, and deterioration of local levees.
- Paul Rogers (High Country 1997, Pueblo Country 1998, Wildfire 2001, current IJNR Trustee) and Lauren Sommer (2009 Energy Country) along with their colleagues at KQED Quest, received Second Place fore Outstanding Online Reporting for their coverage of California's Farallon Islands.
- Paul Rogers (see above) also receive Second Place for Outstanding Beat/In-depth Reporting (Television) along with colleagues at KQED Quest in San Francisco, for their documentary on National Parks —National Parks Special: Bringing the Parks to the People.
- Paul Rogers (see above, again) also received First Place for Outstanding Story, Television, Large Market, along with the folks at KQED Quest, for their coverage of the global trade in dried seahorses —Seahorse Seuths.
- Paul Rogers (once more, see above) also received Third Place for Outstanding Story, Television, Large Market along with the crew at KQED Quest, for their coverage of algae as a potential power source —Algae Power.
- Mark Brush (Great Waters 2003), Lester Graham (Great Waters 2002), Rebecca Williams (Great Waters 2005), and a number of their colleagues at the Environment Report of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, received Second Place for Outstanding Beat/In-depth Reporting (Radio) for their coverage of the coal industry's past, present and future — Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future.
- Kera Abraham (2005 Salmon Country) with the Monterey County Weekly received First Place for Outstanding Small Market Reporting (Print), for her coverage of conflict between environmentalists duking it out to determine who is "greener."