Emily Bloch is a Florida-based multimedia journalist who focuses on youth and internet culture and its intersections with diversity and politics. She’s The Florida Times-Union‘s education reporter, covering Jacksonville schools, politics and local government. Along with writing, Emily doubles as a social media engagement specialist for her newspaper, leading the organization’s Instagram campaigns and a Subreddit page devoted to local news that she built from the ground up. She contributes regularly to local, national and international publications including Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan and USA TODAY.

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She’s the current president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter. Through the organization, Emily leads a chapter known for organizing  grant-funded programs for journalists across the state as well as media literacy training for non-journalists (more on that here).

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She served as the associate editor for Flamingo Magazine, a statewide lifestyle magazine and regularly contributes to other luxury magazines throughout Florida. Before that, she worked as a community news reporter for the Sun Sentinel — a top 50 daily newspaper — covering Broward County. Along with the rest of the Sentinel staff, she contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

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