Justin S. Hemlepp


I am in pursuit of an internship that will present an opportunity to explore the influence of mass media on public opinion and, consequently, public policy.


Jan. 2003 - present University of Florida Gainesville, FL

B.S. Journalism, B.A. Political Science (in progress)

Current GPA: 3.40

Aug. 2001 – Dec. 2002 Santa Fe Community College Gainesville, FL

A.A. Journalism

June 1998 graduated Lely High School Naples, FL

Journalistic and Professional Experience

Mar. 2004 - present Staff Writer Independent Florida Alligator Gainesville, FL
Nov. 2003 – Mar. 2004 Writer
Sept. 2003 – Nov. 2003 Contributing Writer

• Daily police and public safety reporting; compilation of “What’s Happening,” a daily events calendar; general assignment reporting and night editor. Feature, profile and hard-news writing on deadline.

Aug. 1997 – June 1998 DECA Club Lely High School Naples, FL

• Marketing and management education with on-the-job training for class credit.

1996 – 2003 Work experience

• I worked at several restaurants and cafes in Naples and Gainesville, FL in positions ranging from busser and server to assistant manager. Locations and references are available upon request.


Dan O’Neill, University of Florida, Department of Political Science (352) 392-0262 ext. 274

Hector Rivera, restaurant manager, Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen (352) 333-3101

Mike Foley, University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications (352) 392-0410

Contact: - Last updated: 12:37 AM 3/16/2004