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Energy Journalism Fellows

Energy Journalism Fellows PROGRAM 2024

June 11, 2024 - June 14, 2024

Columbia University, NYC

Application period closed.

Mohammed Almadhoun

Al Jazeera

Mohammed Almadhoun is a TV correspondent based in London covering politics, current affairs and conflicts in Europe for Al Jazeera. Almadhoun covers the annual G7, NATO, and EU leaders’ summits where energy policies have gained more relevance in the geopolitics of the region recently. Also, he covered a series of extreme heatwaves and wildfire incidents in southern Europe in the last couple of years. Prior to his role with Al Jazeera, Almadhoun worked for different media outlets in Gaza and Beirut, covering wars and politics of the Middle East

Jack Board

Channel News Asia

Jack Board is the climate change correspondent for Singapore-based news outlet, CNA. He is Australian but lives in Bangkok and travels throughout the Southeast Asia region and beyond covering stories about our changing planet and economies. He is a writer, photographer and videographer and so he spends a lot of time chasing powerful visuals to bring these complex stories to life.

Marjorie Cessac


Marjorie Cessac is an independent journalist, working almost exclusively for Le Monde, covering energy and environmental policies with a focus on climate change and biodiversity.
She has been a reporter for almost 30 years, and more than 5 years covering all aspects of energy and climate change. For instance, she has been following the entire energy crisis in Europe and the risk of blackouts after the war in Ukraine. She investigated the uranium mines in Niger that supply European nuclear power plants, the hydrogen diplomacy, the challenges surrounding minerals to ensure the energy transition and the resilience of electricity grids.
Before working for Le Monde, and taking a more in-depth interest in energy and climate issues, Marjorie spent a long time interested in emerging countries. She was a correspondent in India for about 7 years and traveled through South America and several African countries, notably as part of a contract with Jeune Afrique. She has also contributed to the writing of several books, including one on the Tunisian revolution of 2011 and the other on the Muslims of France. She has a Master's degree in economics from the University La Sorbonne in Paris and a Master's degree in international migration from the EHESS. She also has a Master's degree in journalism from the University Centre for Journalism Education in Strasbourg.

Gloria Dickie


Gloria Dickie is a global climate and environment correspondent at Reuters News Agency, based in London. She has reported from more than 20 countries on climate change impacts, from melting glaciers to raging wildfires to shifts in international diplomacy. Gloria was named a National Geographic Explorer in 2018, and was a 2022 finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in the international reporting category. She is also the author of “Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future” (W.W. Norton, 2023), which was named a best book of the year by the New Yorker and the Economist.

Luz Ding

Bloomberg News

Luz Ding is a reporter at Bloomberg News covering energy transition and climate change in China. Based in Beijing, she has reported from solar power plants in Inner Mongolian deserts and melting glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau. Her story on China's bottled water industry was part of Bloomberg's Water Grab series named a finalist for the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
Prior to Bloomberg, Luz was a news researcher for the New York Times and a reporter for Caixin Media. She holds a master’s degree in international science and technology policy from George Washington University.

James Dinneen

New Scientist

James Dinneen is a science and environmental journalist from Colorado, based in New York where he reports on climate, energy, biodiversity, and other curiosities for New Scientist. His writing has also appeared in Science, National Geographic, the Boston Globe, Scientific American, Undark, Discover, Yale E360, Wired, bioGraphic and Smithsonian, among other outlets. His investigation for Undark on aging dam infrastructure was a 2022 National Magazine Award finalist and won the American Society of Journalists and Authors award for investigative journalism. He has a master's in science writing from MIT, and studied history and philosophy at Colorado College. He likes maps.

Elizabeth Elkin

Bloomberg News

Elizabeth Elkin is the deputy energy team leader and natural gas reporter for Bloomberg News. Based in New York City, she writes a daily gas markets column and covers natural gas producers and pipeline companies. She previously covered agriculture for Bloomberg. She holds an M.A. from the Missouri School of Journalism and a B.A. from the University of Alabama, where she also studied journalism.

Abagael Giles

Vermont Public

Abagael Giles is the climate and environment reporter at Vermont Public, where she focuses her reporting on the energy transition, climate and environmental justice and how climate change affects rural communities. Before that, Abagael worked as an agriculture reporter at the Addison Independent in Middlebury, Vt. and covered the ski industry at Vermont Ski + Ride and Vermont Sports magazines. She first fell in love with reporting on rural communities while interning at North Country Public Radio and later working for The Sheet: News, Views + Culture of the Eastern Sierra, where she covered climate change and the Los Angeles Aqueduct. When she's not making radio stories, she can usually be found exploring her home state of Vermont, one old logging road or ridgetop at a time. Twitter: @AbagaelGiles

Oliver Griffin


Oliver Griffin reports on energy and the environment as well as general news across northern South America from Bogotá, Colombia. He joined Reuters in 2019 where he has developed a special interest in reporting on Colombia's oil crime – where stolen hydrocarbons flow directly into the global drug trade and illegal gold-mining industry – and the plight of environmental activists. More recently he has turned his attention towards Colombia’s efforts to advance towards the energy transition and away from fossil fuels. Originally from the United Kingdom, Oliver worked at Dow Jones Newswires in Barcelona where he covered oil and mining companies.
Twitter: @OliGGriffin

David Jordan

CQ Roll Call

David Jordan is the energy and environment reporter for CQ Roll Call, where he covers congressional and agency actions. Previously he covered congressional committees, and prior to joining the publication he worked for the Associated Press in Montpelier, Vermont. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Northwestern University.
Twitter: @davpjor

Alexander Kaufman


Alexander Kaufman is a senior reporter at HuffPost, where he covers energy and climate change. His recent reporting has focused on nuclear energy, building codes, clean-energy supply chains and energy poverty, and featured dispatches from Taiwan, Mongolia and Portugal. Before joining HuffPost in 2014 as a business editor, he worked for the International Business Times, The Wrap and the Boston Globe. A fourth-generation New Yorker, he lives with his wife in southern Brooklyn. He blogs at at microblogs at
Twitter: @alexckaufman

Anna Kramer


Anna Kramer is a climate, environment, and technology journalist, writing widely about energy, agriculture and food systems, and how communities are navigating the challenges created by climate change. She is currently the energy and environmental policy reporter at NOTUS, although she still writes about climate change and food for other publications. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Heatmap News, and the MIT Technology Review, among others. She grew up in Philadelphia (and remains a loyal Phillies sports fan), studied international relations and Arabic at Brown University, and now resides in Washington, DC. She also writes about food and cooking in her newsletter, Bite into this.
Twitter: @anna_c_kramer

Christina Lu

Foreign Policy

Christina Lu is a reporter at Foreign Policy. Prior to joining FP in 2021, she worked at Foreign Affairs and the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research in Lusaka, Zambia. She lives in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Cornell University.
Twitter: @christinafei

Adam Mahoney

Capital B News

Adam Mahoney is the national climate and environment reporter at Capital B News, a local-national nonprofit news organization focused on the Black experience. Before joining Capital B, he was an environmental justice reporter at Grist and reported on police and prisons for several Chicago-based publications. Mahoney is a two-time Peter Lisagor Award winner for best reporting on race in Illinois in 2021 and best reporting on climate change in 2022.
He was a 2022 national finalist for best community-centered journalism from the Online News Association for his project about the impact of oil production on the community where he grew up. He has reported from a dozen U.S. states and Uganda, Vietnam, and Palestine for newspapers like the New York Times and the Guardian, as well as several print magazines.
Twitter: @AdamLMahoney

Joan Meiners

Arizona Republic

Joan Meiners is the climate news and storytelling reporter at the Arizona Republic, where she publishes climate accountability stories, environmental investigations, news analyses and commentary on the climate crisis. She has previously reported on the environment in southern Utah with Report For America and in New Orleans via ProPublica's Local Reporting Network, and her freelance writing has appeared in outlets including Discover magazine, National Geographic, Orion magazine and more. Her work has won multiple national-level awards, including the Nina Mason Pulliam award for "best of the best" in environment reporting, a feature story award from the Society of Environmental Journalists and a Science in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers. Before becoming a journalist, she completed a PhD in Ecology with research on the biodiversity patterns of native bee species. She lives in Phoenix, where she tries to spend as much time outside as she can when it's not too hot.
Twitter: @beecycles

Carlos Mureithi

Associated Press

Carlos Mureithi is the Africa climate and environment correspondent at the Associated Press.
His previous roles include East Africa correspondent at Quartz, East Africa editor at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and Africa correspondent at the Christian Science Monitor.

His work has also been published by Reuters, Al Jazeera and the New York Times, where was part of a team that exposed efforts by big oil companies to weaken Kenya’s rules on plastics and make Africa a dumping ground for plastic waste.

Mureithi has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the United States International University-Africa and a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a Mastercard Foundation scholar.
Twitter: @CarlosMureithi

Francisco Parra


Francisco Parra is a journalist specialized in environment and climate change, with postgraduate studies in investigative journalism, climate change and energy transition. He has worked in various media in Chile and abroad. He lives in Santiago and is the director of the Climate Tracker Latin America Foundation, an NGO dedicated to support and promote climate journalism.
Twitter: @frparrag

Kate Petersen


Kate Petersen is the first climate change focused fact check reporter at USA TODAY, where she is responsible for writing articles that correct viral climate change related misinformation. Before accepting her current position, she was a freelance science journalist and has bylines in Discover, Wired, Ars Technica, Astronomy, Environmental Health News, Sky & Telescope and Eos. Kate earned her master of science degree from the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing.
Twitter: @KateSPetersen1

Martha Pskowski

Inside Climate News

Martha Pskowski reports on energy and the environment in Texas for Inside Climate News. She covers the oil and gas industries, air and water pollution and the impacts of climate change. She was previously a freelance reporter in Mexico City and an environmental reporter at the El Paso Times. Martha holds an MA in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University.
Twitter: @psskow

Jerry Redfern

Capital & Main

Jerry Redfern has covered the intersection of the oil and gas industry, state government, and climate change in New Mexico for Capital & Main since 2020. His reporting has led to millions in fines and operations upgrades for oil and gas producers and led to greater scrutiny of industry oversight agencies in the second-largest oil-producing state in the U.S.

Before that, he spent two decades as a photojournalist covering environmental and human rights stories across Southeast Asia and other regions. He is the co-producer, director, and editor of Eternal Harvest, an award-winning, feature-length documentary film about the deadly bombs left in Laos from America’s Vietnam War-era bombing campaign. And a data visualization he created showing all of the bombing missions carried out during the Vietnam War is part of the permanent collection at the U.S. National Archives.
Twitter: @jerryredfern

Bill Loveless

Columbia Energy Exchange Host

Bill Loveless is a host on the Columbia Energy Exchange and Director of CGEP's Energy Journalism Initiative. He is a senior energy journalist with nearly 40 years of experience covering energy policy, regulation, and business from the Carter administration to the Trump administration.

Bill spent most of his career at The McGraw-Hill Companies (now S&P Global) as a reporter, editor and editorial director for Platts, an international provider of energy news and prices, and other McGraw-Hill energy news services. From 2010 to 2014, he anchored “Platts Energy Week,” a weekly TV program that aired on the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., and on PBS stations across the U.S.

He is a recipient of the McGraw-Hill Companies Corporate Achievement Award.

From 2015 to 2017, Bill wrote a weekly column for USA Today focusing on energy policy, business and technology trends.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Bill began his career as a newspaper reporter in Rhode Island. He is a member of the Harrington School of Communications and Media Executive Advisory Board at URI.

Nikia Cartwright

Associate Director of Strategy and Board Operation

Nikia Cartwright is an Associate Director of Strategy and Board Operations at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA.

Nikia has over 20 years of experience working in the administrative space. Prior to joining CGEP, she worked at HPS Investment Advisors as Executive Assistant to a Founding Partner; Senior Executive Assistant and Administrative Manager for the Healthcare group at Deutsche Bank; and Administrative Assistant for the Capital Markets group at Credit Suisse. Personal and intellectual interests include: Environmental studies, diversity and inclusion, and cycling.

Kyu Lee

Director of Communications and Digital Media

Kyu Lee is director of communications and digital media at the Center on Global Energy Policy where he leads efforts to showcase and advance the center’s work around the world’s most pressing energy issues.

Kyu has been working for more than 20 years in strategic communications. Prior he was an associate director of communications and marketing for the Earth Institute at Columbia University. There he helped lead outreach efforts across a range of areas including media relations, partnership development, social media, and digital strategy. Kyu joined the Earth Institute in 2007 to bring attention to the work of the Millennium Villages, a project that spanned 10 different countries in sub-Saharan Africa focused on proving the Millennium Development Goals could be achieved. Since then he's developed core strategies and campaigns to promote Columbia's work in the fields of sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and climate change.

He first worked on climate change issues in 1992 when he traveled to the Rio Earth Summit as an intern for a newspaper. After graduating, he traveled to all the major UN global conferences during the 90s as a photographer, operations manager, editor and writer. He's traveled to more than 30 countries and written on sustainable development throughout the world.

He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and daughter. He is an avid birder and you can find him early in the morning during the spring and fall in Central Park. He is a member of the Board of Directors for NYC Audubon. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in English Literature.

Energy Journalism Fellows PROGRAM 2024

June 11, 2024 - June 14, 2024

Columbia University, NYC

Application period closed.


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