Emily Bloch

It’s pronounced block.

I’m Emily Bloch — a multimedia journalist specializing in youth and internet culture and its intersections with diversity and politics. I cover national news for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Before that, I was a lifelong Floridian. I previously covered education for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville where I simultaneously specialized in the paper’s digital engagement and ran the publication’s Instagram and Reddit accounts.

My work has been featured in Teen VogueCosmopolitan and USA TODAY. One of my favorite contributing pieces focused on the inequities women in the craft beer industry face for The Washington Post’s The Lily.

I’m a Director at-large with the Society of Professional Journalists national board and a past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter. While president, my chapter received back-to-back Large Chapter of the Year honors (2020 and 2021). Through the organization, I lead 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). Work under my leadership includes the now national Race & Gender Hotline.

I previously served as the associate editor for Flamingo Magazine, a statewide lifestyle magazine and regularly contribute to other luxury magazines. Before that, I 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, I contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

I’ve contributed to publications like Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan. See my work.

I have been interviewed for various radio and TV segments as well as podcasts. Watch and listen.

Did you hear me speak at a college media convention? Grab a copy of my slides.