Emily Bloch

It’s pronounced block.

I’m Emily Bloch — a Florida-based multimedia journalist focusing on youth and internet culture and its intersections with diversity and politics. I’m The Florida Times-Union‘s education reporter, covering Jacksonville schools, politics and local government. My coverage has included the monumental renaming of six local schools with Confederate ties. Along with writing, I double as a social media engagement specialist for my newspaper, leading the organization’s Instagram campaigns and a Subreddit page devoted to local news that I built from the ground up. I contribute regularly to publications including Teen VogueCosmopolitan and USA TODAY. Recently, I wrote about the inequities women in the craft beer industry face for The Washington Post’s The Lily.

I’m the current president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter. 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.