The Nieman Watchdog Project has a great list of questions for energy reporters to ask if they’re covering a power company that is thinking about filing to build a nuclear plant.
The list can be found here.
The Watchdog Project uses North Carolina’s own Duke Power as its example. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, is currently planning a one-day workshop for energy reporters on how to better cover the industry. The workshop is tentatively planned for Feb. 17, 2006. I will post more details when I get them.
Ironically, Duke Power is underwriting the workshop.