Energy Journalism

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Engaging the News Media

The Energy Institute works closely with researchers throughout the UT Austin campus to raise awareness of important energy issues and enhance overall energy literacy by connecting journalists who cover energy and environmental issues with experts conducting world-class research on a range of energy issues and fields of study.


Participants in the 2016 UT Energy Journalism Workshop 2016 listen to a presentation

Energy Journalism Workshop

The Energy Institute regularly hosts workshops that offer journalists who cover energy and environmental issues direct access to some of the world’s leading energy experts. Previous workshops have been supported by the University’s School of Journalism, McCombs School of Business, and School of Law, and featured a series of presentations from faculty members and other energy researchers on a wide range topical of issues.

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Energy Journalism Fellowship

The UT Energy Journalism Fellowship provides a journalist who regularly covers energy and environmental topics a yearlong hiatus from the grind of daily deadlines to pursue a long-form energy-themed writing project. The fellowship, sponsored by the Energy Institute and the School of Law, also provides the recipient direct access to UT Austin’s 300+ renowned energy experts, libraries, and other facilities.

Professor Erich Schneider being interviewed at his desk

Many of the world’s top energy researchers call The University of Texas at Austin home, with more than 300 energy experts at work in schools, colleges and research centers dispersed across the UT campus.