An ambitious and thoughtful documentary series that laid out the facts and conundrums of energy policy facing us all

In this outstanding example of explanatory journalism, director Ed Moore and reporter David Biello from Scientific American make the complex and important subject of energy policy engaging and accessible to audiences. This smart two-part series takes a balanced look at where Americans get their energy today, and where it might come from tomorrow. The producers explore the current debates over fracking for natural gas and nuclear power, weighing the environmental and economic costs and benefits as demands for power continue to grow in the digital age. With context and clarity, clear graphics and excellent writing, the team explains scientific issues that are impacting our world.


Ed Moore, director, producer; David Biello, Ed Moore, writers; Jordan Wingrove, editor;
Bill Kubota, cinematographer; Paul Dzendzel, audio; Bill Kubota, Genevieve Savage, co-producers

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2012 duPont Winners

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The 2012 duPont-Columbia award winners

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Seven recipients featured international reporting including stories from Al Jazeera English, CBS News, and NBC News. Four local television stations and one local radio station were be honored:…


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The 2012 duPont-Columbia award winners

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Seven recipients featured international reporting including stories from Al Jazeera English, CBS News, and NBC News. Four local television stations and one local radio station were be honored: Detroit Public TV, WFAA-Dallas, WSB-Atlanta, WTVF-Nashville and WNYC. HBO will be honored with two awards.

For the first time, two awards were given for digital reporting: one to The New York Times and one to MediaStorm. In another first, a theatrically released documentary that was not broadcast was selected for a duPont Award, “Hell and Back Again.” A finalist award was given to WNYC’s Radio Rookies.

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