A similar version of this post appeared in FIU News.
Four FIU faculty members have been named the 2015 winners of the Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism Award, sponsored by the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Robert Gutsche Jr., Susan Jacobson, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto worked as a team to create “Sea Level Rise: South Florida and eyesontherise.org” – a project involving FIU students and South Florida high school students.
“Sea Level Rise is a very innovative collaboration of college faculty and students with high school faculty and students,” said Julie Dodd, coordinator of the Innovative Outreach competition. “The project is a great learning opportunity for the high school students – both to learn about the political, economic and social issues involved with sea level rise and to develop multimedia skills as journalists.”
The AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division hosts the Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism competition to provide national awareness of top programs and to encourage other higher education faculty and media programs to support high school journalism.