Joe Humphrey

High School Journalism Program Director, Poynter; Journalism Adviser, Hillsborough High School

Joe Humphrey advises the Red & Black newspaper, Hilsborean yearbook and online news site at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. He also works as an adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Tampa.

Humphrey serves as evaluations coordinator for the Florida Scholastic Press Association, overseeing contests and critiques. He spent four years as FSPA’s president.

Humphrey is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a master’s in Educational Leadership. At USF, Humphrey spent four years at The Oracle daily newspaper, including one as EIC. He first came to Poynter as a college student and has remained involved with the Institute through the years, including multiple years as a teacher-in-residence for the high school program.

Before teaching, he worked as a newspaper reporter at The Florida Times-Union and Tampa Tribune and interned at the now-Tampa Bay Times and The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk. He has won multiple awards, including the national Journalism Education Association’s Medal of Merit and Rising Star award, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Paschal Award for service to scholastic journalism and FSPA’s Teacher of the Year and Gold Medallion honors. He was a Dow Jones News Fund Distinguished Adviser in 2010.

Humphrey is a JEA Master Journalism Educator and a member of the Certification Committee. He proudly served as local team leader for the fall 2015 JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando.

Poynter teaching event: High School Journalism Program, June 12-16.