Cynthia Barnett

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, is the author of The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans to be published in July 2021. In the book, Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace the popularity of seashells and…

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Posted: April 22, 2021

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental-Journalist-in-Residence, was quoted in “Don’t Cancel John Muir: But Don’t Excuse Him, Either,” part of the new series “Who Owns America’s Wilderness,” published in The Atlantic on April 12. Barnett talked about confronting the prejudices in John Muir’s famous 1,000…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental-Journalist-in-Residence, was interviewed for a Zócalo Public Square podcast on March 9. In “The Best Water Comes from My Sink,” Barnett recounts how she was inspired to become a journalist after serving as editor for her Girl Scout troop; claims…

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Posted: March 9, 2021

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, has been selected as a 2020 Florida Climate Institute (FCI) Distinguished Faculty member. Barnett was recognized for her outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary climate research, collaboration with colleagues across UF’s 16 colleges,…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, is the author of “In the Days of Social Distancing, Getting the Goods…Virtually” published in the Society of Environmental Journalists Journal (SEJournal) on April 15. Barnett teaches an environmental journalism course…

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Posted: April 20, 2020

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, is the author of “The Nasty Political Fight Over Our First Weather Forecasts” published in Politico Magazine. In the article, Barnett traces this history of weather forecasting back to the early…

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Posted: September 16, 2019

“Peak Florida,” created by students in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications fall 2018 Environmental Journalism course, was honored by the Society of Environmental Journalists’ (SEJ) with an SEJ Award for Reporting on the Environment. The multimedia project received third place in the inaugural Ray Reece “Excellence…

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Posted: August 5, 2019

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence is the author of “The Environmental Issue Republicans Can’t Ignore” published in The Atlantic  on Jan. 30. Barnett writes on the rising concern about climate change, the effects of pollution and…

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Posted: February 1, 2019

Cynthia Barnett Is the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence. The National Book Award nominee’s writing wraps environmental insight in appealing packages from rain showers to seashells, while her teaching spans civics and storytelling. What will you explore in…

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Posted: January 30, 2019

“Peak Florida,” created by students in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications fall 2018 Environmental Journalism course, focuses on how Florida’s population growth, weakened development regulations, and accelerated climate change is affecting the Sunshine State. “Peak Florida” tells the story in five parts: Florida’s Growth, The Fate…

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Posted: December 21, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, is the co-author of “DeSantis Has a Chance to Manage Florida’s Growth Wisely and Protect Its Environment” published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 26. The article, co-authored by Barnett…

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Posted: November 26, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, has been named to the 2019 Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) faculty team. The WIGF program supports interdisciplinary teams of six doctoral student Fellows and their faculty advisors as they conduct…

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Posted: November 15, 2018