What’s the price of gasoline? In the U.S. it’s about $4 a gallon. But some experts say the true price of gas is much higher. What about the costs of pollution, and the global and local problems caused by it? Who pays for those? This animated feature from the Center for Investigative Reporting calculates the carbon footprint and other “external costs” of gasoline use in the U.S.
I produced this animated feature with reporter Sarah Terry-Cobo and illustrator Arthur Jones. The video was a huge success for CIR/California Watch and was featured online by Time, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, Grist, Mother Jones, AlterNet, TreeHugger, Huffington Post, KQED, and many other blogs and publications.
“The Price of Gas” won journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California) and Best of the West. It was also a finalist for the 2011 Video Journalism award from the Online News Association.
Reported by Sarah Terry-Cobo
Produced by Carrie Ching and Sarah Terry-Cobo
Sound mix and editing by Carrie Ching
Animation and illustration by Arthur Jones