At an energy conference held at the University of Texas, Austin, one 90-minute panel was devoted to a discussion of "Energy Coverage in the Media." Moderated by Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, the panel featured brief presentations by four journalists followed by a moderated Q&A.
"The Story of the Century" is the title of the talk presented by David Sassoon, publisher of InsideClimate News. He explains why the growing conflict between energy security and environmental security is the emerging story of the century, and asks whether a journalism industry in crisis is equipped to handle its coverage.
The video begins with this presentation, and also includes remarks by Clifford Krauss, Houston-based energy correspondent for the New York Times, Russell Gold, Austin-based energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and Karl de Meyer, U.S. correspondent for the French daily Les Echos. The moderated discussion and Q&A these journalists had afterward is also included.
Videos of full proceedings of the conference are available at http://www.youtube.com/user/utCES.