Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Course at MIT will focus on how to cover energy and climate issues; apply by Oct. 11

The Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering a three-day boot camp on helping journalists cover energy and climate issues. During the camp, "first-rank thinkers on energy and climate will talk about how we got where we are, what the essential issues are, and how they might be addressed in a difficult political climate," according to a release from the program. Ten to 12 journalists will be selected to participate in the course on campus in Cambridge from Dec. 16 to 18. The deadline to apply is Oct. 11.

"We’ll explore topics from the latest solar power research such as the artificial leaf and wearable solar panels, to understanding the mechanics of climate models," the program says on its website. "We’ll explore the facts and fictions of climate change. We’ll explore the intersection of science and politics, and discuss the question of whether leaders have begun to turn their backs on science and progress in challenging political times." Participants will be reimbursed up to $750 for travel expenses. Most meals will be provided. For more information and an application click here.

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