Juliet Pinto


Juliet Pinto

Associate Professor

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  • Environmental Communication
  • International News Production
  • Science Communication
  • Journalism


  • Bachelor's: Boston University
  • Master's: University of Miami
  • Ph.D.: University of Miami



Juliet Pinto, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and a co-funded faculty member in the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

Her research focusing on environmental communication in international media is informed by her interdisciplinary background. She earned her doctorate in communication from the University of Miami, master’s degree in marine affairs and policy from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Boston University.

Dr. Pinto co-produced and wrote the award-winning documentary “South Florida’s Rising Seas,” the most watched online program for South Florida’s PBS affiliate in 2014. Her team’s multimedia work on sea level rise (eyesontherise.org) earned the AEJMC’s 2015 award for Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism. Dr. Pinto has developed classes in environmental journalism—such as bringing students to the Galapagos Islands and filming NASA astronauts training underwater in the Florida Keys—as well as citizen science initiatives to bring scientists, community members and students together in scientific discovery.


Troy, C. L., Pinto, J., & Cui, Z. (2022). Managing complexity during dual crises: social media messaging of hurricane preparedness during COVID-19. Journal of Risk Research, 1-18.

Zheng C., Dillard, J., Pinto, J., High, A., De la Cruz, J.J., Mainzer, S., & Cole, C.A. (2022). Media contributions to a Chesapeake Bay Watershed collective Identity: A tale of three cities. Environmental Management.

Xie, L., Pinto, J., Zhong, B. (2022). Building community resilience on social media to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Computers in Human Behavior.

Pinto, J., & Gutsche, R. (Eds). (2022). Double Special Issue: Journalism, climate change and reporting synergistic effects of the Anthropocene. Journalism Practice, 16(1).

Forde, S. L., Gutsche Jr, R. E., & Pinto, J. (2022). Exploring “ideological correction” in digital news updates of Portland protests & police violence. Journalism, 14648849221100073.

Pinto, J., Gutsche, Jr., R. E., & Prado, P. (Eds.). (2019). Climate change, media & culture: Critical issues in environmental communication. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Takahashi, B., Pinto, J., Chavez, M., & Vigon, M. (Eds.) (2018). News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development. Palgrave.

Pinto, J., Prado, P., & Tirado, J.A. (2017). Environmental news in South America: Conflict, crisis and contestation. Springer.

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.

Park, D.J., Wang, W., & Pinto, J. (2016). Beyond nuclear disaster and risk: Comparison of post-Fukushima nuclear news in U.S. and German press. Communication, Culture and Critique, 9(3), 417-437.

Takahashi, B., Pinto, J., Vigon, M., & Chavez, M. (2015). El ambiente y las noticias: Understanding U.S. Spanish language newsrooms’ coverage of environmental issues. International Journal of Hispanic Media, 8, 2-14.

Shumow, M., & Pinto, J. (2014). Spanish-language immigrant media in Miami-Dade County, Florida: Discursive arenas for transnational civil societies. The Latin Americanist, 58(4), 59-83.

Villar, M.E., & Pinto, J. (2013). Coverage of climate change in leading U.S. Spanish-language newspapers. Journal of Spanish Language Media, 6, 42-60.

Zamith, R., Pinto, J., & Villar, M. (2013). Constructing climate change in the Americas: An analysis of news coverage in U.S. and South American newspapers. Science Communication, 35(3), 334-357.


Juliet Pinto
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