Journalist Applicants, Columbia University Energy Journalism Initiative - NY

Manhattan, New York City
The Initiative will cover travel and housing expenses for participants.
Feb 23, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Job Type

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is pleased to announce a new initiative to promote quality journalism covering the energy sector, a vital and increasingly complex topic for many consumers, industries and governments in the U.S. and around the world.

The program’s initial phase is supported with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and CGEP Advisory Board Member Reid Hoffman. Applications are now open.

Energy Journalism Initiative Purpose

The Initiative's mission is to promote quality journalism in the energy sector by educating and sensitizing journalists about the multiple disciplines at play in key energy debates and stories including policy, markets, finance, climate change, technology and geopolitics. 

Program Highlights

June 20-23, 2017: Three-day, all expenses paid, seminar conducted at the SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy in New York, with presentations from academic, business and public-sector experts.

To complement the 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.

Participants will be expected to produce a brief report within six months of completion of the seminar that describes how the program enhanced their coverage and changed their approach to specific stories.


The Energy Journalism Initiative invites applications from journalists who are relatively new to covering energy: with five or fewer years of experience on the beat. In particular, the Initiative will look for print reporters whose coverage appears in national and local newspapers, wire services, trade press, and internet/new-media outlets.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications to participate in the Initiative is March 31, 2017, and participants will be selected by the end of April.

For more information visit our website, and to apply, click 'Apply' now.