The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA is excited to announce an open call for applications for the 2021 Energy Journalism Initiative seminar, which will be held online on June 14-18.

Rapid changes are underway in the energy sector, new government policies are taking shape in the U.S. and other countries and climate change is getting more attention than ever before. It is essential that journalists are equipped with the knowledge to report on the energy sector with insight and nuance. They are key to improving the dialogue around energy and environmental issues, creating a well-informed public and helping public and private sector leaders make good choices about our energy future.  

Each year, the Center on Global Energy Policy invites journalists from around the world to participate in the annual Energy Journalism Initiative seminar. Taught by CGEP scholars, Columbia faculty, and other academic, industry and government experts, the four-day seminar offers journalists the opportunity to learn about the intersecting disciplines shaping the global energy sector, including finance and markets, climate change, science and technology, and geopolitics. EJI participants will gain a greater understanding of energy issues, meet and learn from some of the world’s leading experts on these issues and enhance their networks and reporting on these vital topics. 

Thanks to generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CGEP Advisory Board member Reid Hoffman and the late Jim Rogers for their generous support of this program since its inception in 2017.

In the words of one EJI participant:

“I can’t speak highly enough of the program... [T]he course’s overview of a broad array of topics has given me the confidence to explore areas I hadn’t previously reported on, vastly expanding my breadth of knowledge, and ultimately leading to higher-quality pieces.”

To apply for the Energy Journalism Initiative, click here. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 1.