The Student News Site of Journeys in Journalism at John Hopkins Middle School

J. Hop Times

J. Hop Times

The Student News Site of Journeys in Journalism at John Hopkins Middle School

J. Hop Times

J. Hop Times


Editor-in-Chief: TBD

Assistant Editors: TBD

Photo Editors: Ke’yon Stokes

Multimedia Journalists: 

Cameron Ashley, Shiloh Baker, Siriya Basulto, Ayana Berrian, Lucas Campbell, Vincent Deperro, Vincent Elkins, Andina Ferguson, River Jones, Brandon Laurence, Carter Lehart, Giovani Luna-Mattoon, Isabella Macolino, Jaidee Smith, Wesley Soto, Dion Taylor, Liam Tran, Kaitlyn Trunzo.

Shekinah Andrews, Lilly Berretta, Marley Caskey-Watson, Andino Ferguson, Halina Hak, Jane Keen, Lilianna Randolph, Myles Sayles, Alexandra Smith, Wallace Smith, Ke’yon Stokes, Gleb Zubov. 

Savian Guzman, Juan Jones, Shawnise King, Vy Luong, Gloria Privis, Zephyniis Wharton

The aim of the J. Hop Times is to fairly and honestly report the news, and to provide a forum for students, faculty and staff.

Here’s how you can be heard:

Write a column, letter or draw a comic. We reserve the right to correct any factual or grammatical mistakes. Sign your work and bring it to our newsroom in Building 5-113. Please note there is no guarantee your work will be published. 

Multimedia Journalism Teachers: Ms. Taylor Evans, Mr. Marcus Grayson and Mr. Joseph Malik Parler

Journeys in Journalism Coordinator: Crystal L. Pruitt

Journeys in Journalism Advisory Committee Chair: Gretchen Letterman

 Journeys in Journalism Advisory Committee Members: (year) = year joined

Goliath Davis, community volunteer (2003), Carlmon Jones, principal, John Hopkins Middle (2019), Cranston Cumberbatch, actor and film producer (2018), Donnika Jones, principal, Melrose Elementary (2017), Bozell Hosey, photographer director, Tampa Bay Times (2019), Demorris Lee, communications coordinator, office of strategic communications, Pinellas County Schools (2017), Mariana Leslie, apprenticeships and work-based learning specialist, Pinellas Co. Schools (2017), Kimberly Vongsyprasom, assistant principal and magnet coordinator, John Hopkins Middle (2019), Kevin Mort, retired nursing home administrator, Mort Scholarship Committee chair (2015), Tara Newsom, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, St. Petersburg College (2016), Shrimatee Ojah-Maharaj, grants administrator, city of St. Petersburg (2012), Steve Plummer, Business & Information Technology, Marketing & Diversified Education, Pinellas County Schools (2012), Crystal L. Pruitt, Journeys in Journalism program coordinator (2018), Ronald K. Porter, director of service learning, Eckerd College (2016), Erin Savage, principal, Lakewood High (2015), Joseph J. Serra III, assistant principal, Lakewood High (2020), Terri Lipsey Scott, director, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum (2016), Jane Thompson, GIS manager, Water Resources (2020), Monte Trammer, retired newspaper publisher, Pinellas Education Foundation Career Education Board (2018), Ellen Truskowski, director of student demographic assignment & school capacity, Pinellas County Schools (2017), Wendy Wallace, director of advancement, Poynter Institute (2012)

The J. Hop Times, winner of the 2012-13 and 2014-15 Newspaper Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association, is produced three times a year by students at John Hopkins Middle School.