December 18, 2014

Research

IMG_1056 2Producing research is a key goal of the eyesontherise.org project in that it allows us to “assess and measure the effectiveness of journalistic and educational outcomes as a means to further develop sustainable initiatives in South Florida that span the national conversations about sea level rise, innovation in journalism, and citizen involvement in creating public policy and contributing to the future of a free (and engaged) press.”

Research on this page is specific to the eyesontherise.org project. To see more about FIU’s research efforts related to see level rise, visit the university’s Digital Commons Sea Level Rise Collection.

 

Selected Academic Publications Related to eyesontherise.org

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. & Shumow, M. (2017). When local is national: An analysis of interacting journalistic communities in coverage of sea rise. Journalism Studies. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2017.1364141

Pinto, J. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2017). Bridging challenges of telling sea rise stories. dreamingreen.org, http://dreamingreen.org/bridging-challenges-of-telling-sea-rise-stories, June 9.

Pinto, J. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2017). Telling the stories of South Florida’s battle with sea level rise. Seven Seas Media, https://sevenseasmedia.org/telling-the-stories-of-south-floridas-battle-with-sea-level-rise, June 1.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., & Michel, C. (2017). Reciprocal (and reductionist?) newswork: An examination of youth involvement in creating local participatory environmental news. Journalism Practice, 11(1), 62-79. (DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1111159).

Shumow, M. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2016). News, neoliberalism, and Miami’s fragmented urban space. Lanham, MA: Lexington.

 

 

Selected Related Grants

Submerging City, Rising Skylines: Using GIS Mapping and Virtual Reality to Investigate Miami’s Massive Development at a Time of Rising Seas. The Fund for Investigative Journalism. (2017). Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Guniss, C., Fu, J., Shumow, M., & Evans, D.: $5,000.

Support for Mobile Virtual Reality Lab. (2016). Donor via Florida International University Foundation. Gutsche, Jr., R. E.: $3,000.

Funds for VR work. (2016). College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Florida International University. Gutsche, Jr., R. E.: $2,000.

Mobile Virtual Reality Lab. (2016). FIU School of Communication + Journalism, Florida International University. Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Marsh, E., Sheerin, M., & Pinto, J.: $20,000.

Eyes on the Rise Sensor Project. (2016). Department of Journalism & Broadcasting, Florida International University. Gutsche, Jr., R. E.: $399.

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.

 

Related Creative and Interactive Work

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (Producer) & Church, P. M. (Director). (2017). A Sea Change. Theatre Production. Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

Submerging the Sunshine: Explore Sea Level Rise in South Florida (link to http://submergingsunshine.omeka.net). (2016). Student digital curation project with Dr. Robert Gutsche, Jr.’s Spring Visual Storytelling course and Florida International University’s Digital Commons.

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.

 

Related Faculty and Student-Produced Documentaries

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)

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

 

Related Awards

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2017). 2017 Images and Voices of Hope Award, Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH).

Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2017). Honorable Mention, Best Practices in Service Learning in Journalism and Mass Communication for “Seeing the Unseen: Using Virtual Reality and Expression to Connect Communities,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Jacobson, S. (2016). CLEO Leadership Circle Inductee, Miami, Florida.

MacMillin, K. (2015). CLEO Leadership Circle Inductee, Miami, Florida.

Pinto, J. (2015). CLEO Leadership Circle Inductee, Miami, Florida.

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.

 

Related Conference Presentations

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Pinto, J., & Prado, P. (2017). “No one is running away”: A critical analysis of public and press discourses of sea rise impacts in South Florida. To be presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Cartagena, Colombia, July 16-20.

Pinto, J., Gutsche, Jr, R. E., & Prado, P. (2017). Press and public discourses of the ‘seen and unseen’ of sea level rise in Miami, Florida (USA). To be presented at COCE 2017, Leicester, England, June 28-July 2.

Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., Wilson, A., & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2017). Farewell, Miami: Reporting climate change and sea level rise as a local story. To be presented at COCE 2017, Leicester, England, June 28-July 2.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Bilge, N., Marino, M. I., Shumow, M., Holt, L., Castro, C., Ovalle, L., Falkenhagen, J., Hernandez, D., Garcia, E., de Armas, A., Forte, A., Hanna, T., Meléndez, C., & Reyes, L. (2017). “Creating (and examining) immersive environments and nonverbal communication in virtual reality,” FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts Research Retreat, Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden, Coconut Grove, Florida, March 31.

Castro, C., Ovalle, L., Falkenhagen, J., Hernandez, D., Garcia, E., de Armas, A., Forte, A., Hanna, T., Meléndez, C., Reyes, L., Holt, L., Bilge, N., Marino, M. I., Shumow, M., & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (forthcoming). Creating (and examining) immersive environments in virtual reality. 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, March 29.

Gutsche, Jr., R. E., Devine, E., & Acosta, J. (2016). VirtualEyes, 8th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, West Palm Beach, Florida, October 5 (accepted; cancelled due to hurricane).

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.

 

Papers in Progress

“What’s the story? Coverage of sea level rise in Miami, FL, 2010-2014″ (working title)

“Beyond convergence: Reshaping digitals tools for journalism education” (working title)