Making of The Color of Oil: a contemporary pattern for unleashing the potential of science and technology journalism

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dc.contributor.advisor Starr , Douglas Perret en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Valko , Peter en_US
dc.creator Oligney , Ronald Eugene en_US 2006 -04 -12T16 :04 :30Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :24 :52Z 2006 -04 -12T16 :04 :30Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :24 :52Z 2005 -12 en_US 2006 -04 -12T16 :04 :30Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /3209
dc.description.abstract Ideologies , intellectually and religiously driven , color both politics and economics . The relationship between government and the governed , human rights and the rule of law all are affected by such ideologies . However , unless humans are willing to change dramatically lifestyles honed in hundreds of years of historic developments , energy and energy abundance are arguably the most critical needs of modern society . In many ways energy has transcended ideology although there are still unrepentant ideologues advocating otherwise . It was this realization , augmented by a few events , that brought about the writing of The Color of Oil . The authors felt a need to combat popular errors being promulgated by the media in an area of such great importance to the entire human enterprise : Energy . A nonsensical 1999 cover story by the usually reliable Economist magazine provided the last straw . Someone had to set the record straight . But the dour -to -hostile climate that surrounded oil and energy at the turn of the century presented certain challenges to getting the work published . As it turned out , the unique qualifications of a science and technology journalist , the author of this thesis , played a key role in making the publication a reality , and then a phenomenon of sorts . In some ways , The Color of Oil suggests a meaningful new role for science and technology journalism and journalists in a media environment driven by movie stars and media profits . The book was produced on a short timeline and with limited resources . The book's message has played a role in key political decisions in the United States and around the world ; as a direct result of the book , the authors were invited and participated extensively in development of energy policy in Texas and at the national level . It has effected billions of dollars of commercial enterprise , providing as it did the blueprint for development of Cheniere Energy , Inc . , a $2 billion Houston company that today is one of North America's premier LNG receiving companies . And testimonies from readers of The Color of Oil suggest that the book has produced meaningful personal wealth for many of its 30 ,000 -plus readers . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.title Making of The Color of Oil : a contemporary pattern for unleashing the potential of science and technology journalism en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
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Making of The Color of Oil: a contemporary pattern for unleashing the potential of science and technology journalism. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /3209 .

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