Why Is Media Missing the Story? – Communicating Peak Oil

Loren Steffy
Senior Columnist, Houston Chronicle

Loren Steffy is the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle. His column appears on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and he writes a daily blog that discusses business topics. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, the BBC and the PBS NewsHour. He is the author of Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit published by McGraw-Hill in 2010.

Greg Gordon
Investigative Reporter, McClatchy Newspapers

Greg Gordon, an investigative reporter, has spent 35 years uncovering waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct in Washington. Since joining McClatchy Newspapers’ national staff in 2006, he has helped expose Wall Street’s role in the 2008 financial crisis, partisanship in the Justice Department and gaps in U.S. homeland security. This fall, he shared in an Emmy nomination for a collaborative television documentary with PBS’ Frontline and Propublica examining the FBI’s handling of its seven-year, $100 million investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks.

Robert Jensen
Professor, School of Journalism, The University of Texas

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics.
He is the author of the forthcoming book Arguing for Our Lives: Critical Thinking in Crisis Times.


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