New dates: December 17 to 19, 2012.
Application deadline: October 12, 2012. We are no longer accepting applications.
This is the issue of our time: how humans extract energy from nature and what price we will pay for how we do it.
As a news story this one can only grow and get more complex. We can see the crises coming, and we know there will be great opportunities in the coming change as well. Reporters will need access to the best minds across science and technology in order to keep up.
In our three-day boot 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. The faculty for the workshop will be leaders from science and engineering at universities along with top policy makers as well.
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. 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.
For each boot camp, 10 to 12 journalists will be chosen to attend, joining the 12 Knight Fellows already in residence at MIT. Applicants may be freelance or staff reporters, writers, editors or producers, and must have at least three years of full-time experience in journalism.
Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
Professionals working in public information, public relations, the trade press, government or academia are not eligible.
If selected, we will reimburse you for up to $750 of your travel expenses to Cambridge, pay for your hotel room and provide most meals.
For more information, you can contact us at 617-452-3513 or by email at email@example.com.