Russ Choma, an investigative reporter who focuses on climate and energy issues, transportation and stimulus spending. He’s a contributor at several publications including the Investigative Reporting Workshop, Nieman Watchdog and Grist.org. His recent series, “Blown Away: America’s billions for clean-energy jobs are flying overseas,” found that more than 80 percent of the first $1 billion in grants to wind-energy companies went to foreign firms. | VIDEO: Russ Choma session. The challenges and rewards of reporitng the biggest pro-green legislation.
Jim Motavalli is a freelance environmental reporter and author. He blogs for The New York Times, Mother Nature Network, BNET and The Daily Green, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times’ “Automobiles” section, and has a weekly syndicated “Wheels” column. He also writes for NPR’s Car Talk and his work has appeared in publications that include Popular Mechanics, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Salon and Grist. | VIDEO: Jim Motavalli session: Greening the auto industry: Hype or reality?
Susanne Rust is a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a former reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. At the Sentinel, she co-authored the Chemical Fallout series, a groundbreaking investigation into toxic consumer goods. The series won the Meeman, Polk and Oakes awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. | VIDEO: Susanne Rust session: Three corners of the environmental triangle: Business, science and health
Bryn Nelson is a freelance science writer and editor with a special interest in technology, biomedicine, and ecology. Formerly an award-winning science writer for Newsday and a weekly columnist for MSNBC.com on science and technology innovation, his work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Nature, Science News and portfolio.com. | VIDEO: Bryn Nelson session: Brown roofs, blue dorms, platinum condos: Emerging trends in green building.
Gary Cohn, a freelance investigative reporter, is an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism and winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. | VIDEO: The Shipbreakers: A step-by-step guide to taking your local environmental story global
Craig Pittman is a award-winning environmental reporter at the St. Petersburg Times and the author of two books. His stories on Florida’s vanishing wetlands garnered national attention after it showed how government policy failed, resulting in many acres being lost to development.
Shaun McKinnon is an award-winning reporter who writes about climate and environmental issues for The Arizona Republic. He also blogs and reports on water, including the Central Arizona Project, a $4.7 billion canal that delivers water to Phoenix and Tucson and regional issues surrounding the Colorado River. For his series, “Ruined Rivers,” McKinnon traveled more than 5,000 miles throughout Arizona and Mexico to report the in-depth stories of six rivers.
Pittman and McKinnon session | VIDEO: Tracking the toll of development on water from East to West.
Angel Gonzalez is Houston Bureau Chief for Dow Jones Newswires, where he helps lead the Newswires’ coverage of the global energy industry. He has written about OPEC, hurricanes, Big Oil companies, renewable energy and the BP oil spill for Dow Jones Newswires, WSJ.com and the Wall Street Journal. Previously he covered green energy and biotechnology for the Seattle Times, and worked as an oil reporter for Dow Jones. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, he’s a graduate of the University of Paris and obtained a master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. | VIDEO: After the spill: The future of Big Oil in a greening economy