Cynthia Barnett

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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
Posted: November 15, 2018

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 “Florida: Candidates Shortsighted on Climate Change’s Long-Term Impacts” published in the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) States of the Union Coverage of the Midterms special report on Oct.…

Read more
Posted: October 25, 2018

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 opinion piece, “Can the Caring Middle Save the Environment,” published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 17. Barnett focuses on the rising voice of America’s…

Read more
Posted: August 22, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today the addition of 15 new full-time faculty members, an expansion of faculty ranks that is believed to be unprecedented in the field. Included among the new positions is the Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer in Narrative Nonfiction. Both Connelly,…

Read more
Posted: August 6, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist in Residence Cynthia Barnett is the author of “How A Hurricane Whipped Up Student Energy/Poverty Project,” published in the Society of Environmental Journalists EJ Academy on April 18. The article focuses on “Energy Burden,” a five-day series investigating the intersection…

Read more
Posted: April 25, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett is joining UF as a full-time lecturer through a joint appointment between the College and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Barnett is an award-winning environmental journalist who has covered water and climate stories worldwide. She is…

Read more
Posted: January 9, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications environmental journalist-in-residence is the author of “Can We Engineer a Way to Stop a Hurricane?” published in National Geographic on Oct. 13. In the article, Barnett comments on the intense 2017 hurricane season and rekindles the notion of possibly cooling…

Read more
Posted: October 31, 2017

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications environmental journalist-in-residence, was quoted in “Learning the Ropes: Environmental Journalism Programs Prepare Tomorrow’s Journalists” published in the October 2017 edition of News Pro. Barnett states that a growing audience for coverage of environmental issues has resulted in more demand for…

Read more
Posted: October 26, 2017