This content was created as part of PoweringANation.org, a News21 project funded by the Carnegie and Knight Foundations. Powering a Nation was conceived, reported and produced entirely by student journalists at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
During the summer of 2009, our team covered stories on a wide range of climate change related topics such as mountaintop removal in West Virginia, the food industry’s dependence on fossil fuels, and wind farms in Texas. Our work has won multiple awards from the College Photographer of the Year competition, the National Press Photographers’ Association and the Society for News Design.
As lead designer on the project, I worked with a talented team of designers and programmers to develop the site in Joomla while creating graphics for various stories and producing the introductory motion graphic seen above.
From the site: “Energy makes America go. But the way we get it is more complex and vulnerable than most of us realize. The truth about energy is that change won’t come easily. Here (at PoweringANation.org), you can explore Americaâ€™s energy stories, meet the people behind the debate and join the conversation about our future.”