Science reporter Maria Gallucci to study de-carbonization of global shipping industry as new UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Maria Gallucci, a science reporter with Mashable, will begin a yearlong sabbatical from daily news reporting as the 2017-18 UT Energy Journalism Fellow. Gallucci, formerly an energy and environment reporter with International Business Times and features editor with Makeshift magazine, will spend her year on campus researching and writing a book on the global shipping industry’s transformation to a low-carbon future. She succeeds National Public Radio reporter Lorne Matalon, who spent his year on campus reporting on Mexico’s energy industry reform. The Fellowship, sponsored by the university’s Energy Institute, School of Journalism, McCombs School of Business and School of Law, provides journalists an opportunity to pursue a long-form writing project. Gallucci’s Fellowship runs from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.