About the Energy Journalism Initiative
The Columbia Energy Journalism Initiative is a program at the Center on Global Energy Policy within Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. The Initiative will educate journalists about the various disciplines associated with the energy sector, including policy, markets, finance, climate change, technology and geopolitics. Moreover, it will introduce participants to a variety of leading sources who can help inform their reporting on this vital topic. The Initiative will hold its first program in summer 2017, and will grow and evolve in subsequent years with additional support to offer more resources, programs and technology tools that meet the changing needs of energy journalism. The program’s initial phase is supported with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and CGEP Advisory Board Member Reid Hoffman.
The changes underway in the energy sector are creating challenges and opportunities, the complexity of which will require important decisions by both the public and private sectors. But making good choices requires a well-informed populace and a sophisticated level of discussion and dialogue. Journalism is key to improving this dialogue.
In its initial year, the Initiative will feature a three-day seminar [June 20-23, 2017] held in CGEP’s New York City headquarters for approximately 15 energy journalists. The seminar will be taught by a selection of academic, business and public-sector experts and focus on various topics critical to the global energy debate. In the future, to complement an expanded seminar, the Initiative will also develop and catalogue relevant educational materials and tools, provide webinars on specific issues, and create a network of high-quality resources to improve the level of understanding of these complex issues.
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EJI Steering Committee Members
The Steering Committee of the Energy Journalism Initiative provides advice and guidance on the design and execution of the program. We thank them for their pro-bono support.
Ed Crooks, Financial Times
Tina Davis, Bloomberg
Philana Patterson, USA Today
Simon Webb, Thomson Reuters
Travis Bradford, Columbia University
Neil Brown, KKR
Steven Coll, Columbia University
Amy Myers Jaffe, UC Davis
Ed Morse, Citigroup
Philip Sharp, Columbia University
Anya Schiffrin, Columbia University