Jeff McMahon covers green technology, energy and the environment for Forbes. His byline has appeared under the banner of daily newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and the Arizona Republic, alternative weeklies including New Times and Newcity, and innovators in online journalism including The New York Times Company's Lifewire syndicate and The Weather Channel's climate-change site, Forecast Earth. A specialist in environmental reporting, he has won dozens of awards for news writing and commentary, including top honors from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He has also published essays on writers and writing with PEN International magazine. A graduate of Chicago's Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, he is a founding editor, along with other MAPH alumni, of Contrary magazine. He also serves as MAPH's writing advisor.