HKS Seminar on Media, Energy & Environment
Coral Davenport, New York Times Energy/Environment Correspondent, Washington DC, on "Controversy! Covering Climate & Energy from the Nation's Capital"
Join us for an inside-look at the challenges of covering the controversial issues of climate change, energy and environment from Washington DC, including the latest battles between the Obama Administration and the Republican-led Congress.
Coral Davenport is one of the nation’s leading and most prolific reporters on the contentious issues in DC, the US and around the world: Obama’s climate initiatives; Keystone XL; Drilling in the Arctic & Atlantic; public opinion on climate change; proposed EPA regs on power plant emissions, ozone, methane; UN climate accords. In other words, all things, energy, environment & climate.
Coral Davenport covers energy, environment and climate change policy for The New York Times. She came to the Times in December 2013, from the National Journal. Previously, she reported for POLITICO, Congressional Quarterly, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, in Northampton, Massachusetts. From 2001 to 2004 she was based in Athens, Greece, where she wrote stories on economics, terrorism, the environment and the 2004 Olympics for several publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and CondeNast Traveler. She is a graduate of Smith College.
In a memo to staff when Davenport was hired, NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt praised her work: “She has written one great story after another. She writes fast and smart for the Web. She breaks news. She writes enterprise and magazine pieces that you read all the way to the end. Above all, she sees climate as a story about everything – politics, economics, foreign policy, science and, of course, the environment.”