Sea Level Rise2019-01-14T15:16:41+00:00

Sea Level Rise

Faculty and staff in the School Communication + Journalism spearhead environmental and science communication related to sea level rise through their project eyesontherise.org, scholarship, engagement, and teaching. Some of the recent accomplishments and activities include (as of May 17, 2016):

 

Selected Academic Publications

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., & Michel, C. (2015). Reciprocal (and reductionist?) newswork: An examination of youth involvement in creating local participatory environmental news. Journalism Practice. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1111159

 

Selected Grants

Eyes on the Rise: Citizen stories, science, and expression. (2016). CARTA Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Florida International University. Co-PIs: Canavés, M., Church, P., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Jacobson, S., MacMillin, K., Nepomechie, M., Ozer, E., Pinto, J., Rifkind, D., Rovira, R., Villar, M. E.: $3,800.

Student Environmental Advocacy Corps Summer Program. (2015). Celebration of the Sea Foundation. Co- PIs: Welker, M. and Gutsche, Jr., R. E.: $17,000 in funds and in-kind donations.

Sea Level Rise South Florida: Crowd Hydrology. (2014). Online News Association Challenge Fund for Journalism Education, Gutsche, Jr., R. E., PI., Pinto, J., MacMillin, K., Jacobson, S. Co-PIs.: $35,000.

 

Creative and Interactive Work

Jacobson, S., Fu, J., Pinto, J., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., & MacMillin, K. (2015). Sea Level Rise Toolbox. An interactive sea level rise viewer funded through eyesontherise.org that lets citizens learn about their vulnerability to sea level rise and flooding. Launched March 26 at Barcamp Miami.

 

Faculty and Student-Produced Documentaries

South Florida’s Rising Seas, January 2014 (Aired on Miami’s WPBT2)

South Florida’s Rising Seas Impact, June 2015 (Aired on Miami’s WPBT2)

Web Series: South Florida’s Rising Seas Impact, 2015 (Streamed on Miami’s WPBT2 website)

 

Selected Awards

MacMillin, K. (2015). CLEO Leadership Circle Inductee, Miami, Florida, November 12.
Pinto, J. (2015). CLEO Leadership Circle Inductee, Miami, Florida, November 12.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., & MacMillin, K. (2015). Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism award from the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for eyesontherise.org, San Francisco, California, August 6-9.

MacMillin, K. & Pinto, J. (2014). Best Short Documentary: DocMiami International Film Festival, Boca Raton, Florida, September 13.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., & MacMillin, K. (2016). It takes a village to build a sea level rise app: Informing citizens about climate change in Miami. Accepted for presentation at International Communication Association conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2016). Action steps, Miami-Dade Water Summit: Why Water Matters, Palmetto Bay Village Council Chambers, Palmetto Bay, Florida, April 9.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Fu, J., Rogers, J., Devine, E., Albrecht, S., Hernandez, D., Pierre, J., Smith, S. (2016). Watching rising seas: Digital curation of SLR (Sea Level Rise) communication. Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center All-Hands Meeting, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, February 3.

Gutsche, Jr., T. & Eley, C. (2016). Telling Engagement Stories, Taking it to the streets: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Obermann Graduate Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, March 4.

Gutsche, Jr., T. (2016). Roundtable on K12 and Engagement, Taking it to the streets: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Obermann Graduate Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, March 3.

Jacobson, S., Fu, J., MacMillin, K., Pinto, J., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Monson, R. (2015). It takes a village to build a sea level rise app: Civic hacking as an approach to inform citizens about climate change in Miami, International Association for Media and Communication Research, Mediated Communication Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group, Montreal, Canada, July 12-26

MacMillin, K. & Jacobson, S. (2015). Eyes on the rise: Informing citizens About sea level rise in Miami. Panel, Communicating to Diverse Audiences Vulnerable to Impacts of Climate Change: Scholarly and Professional Journalism Bridging the ‘Climate Gap,’ at the International Environmental Communication Association’s 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment in Boulder.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. & Pinto, J. (2015). Blending technologies, classrooms & communities to communicate local concerns of sea level rise. Panel, Communicating to Diverse Audiences Vulnerable to Impacts of Climate Change: Scholarly and Professional Journalism Bridging the ‘Climate Gap,’ at the International Environmental Communication Association’s 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment in Boulder.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., MacMillin, K., Pinto, J., & Jacobson, S. (2014). News, engagement, and South Florida’s rising seas. Scripps Day, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Florida International University, North Miami, Florida, October 27.

Craig, D., Culver, B. K., Gafke, R., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Hearn, L., Junnarkar, S., & Marcotte, M. V. (2014). Music, maps and mold: Updates from the 2014 Challenge Fund Winners. Online News Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 25-27.

 

 

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