Journalism X is a group of young people sharing their voice with you, the community, through print and web. Using video, photography and the written word, participating students are only 10-17 years old!

This group meets fun and unique people from our community, goes on-location to cover news stories and gives YOU a fresh view from a student’s perspective.

Local students and schools are encouraged to get in touch with the “X-team” to submit articles, share story ideas or have career professionals work with your classroom.

This one of a kind experience is presented by Florida Film Academy & the Observer Media Group.

Contact us for more information or to get involved!

Meet the X-Team!

The Journalists:

Shelby Beck

Shelby Beck

Age 15

Shelby Beck aspires to be a journalist who travels to war torn countries and write provocative stories that encourage people to change the world. Her favorite food is rice with butter (no matter how awful that might sound) and she loves to curl up with a good book when she has down time.

Rebecca Aaron

Rebecca Aaron

Age 15

Rebecca Aaron’s favorite food is pizza, she loves hanging out with friends and going shopping. If she could have any career in a world today she would be an actress, however realistically she wants to be a nurse.

Tatum Campella

Tatum Campella

Age 10

Tatum Cempella aspires to be a lawyer when she grows up. Her favorite food is spaghetti and her favorite pass time is writing. Cempella looks forward to sharing stories and publishing her work through the Journalism X program.

Menu Hamlett

Menu Hamlett

Age 11

If Menu Hamlett could have any job in the world, she would aspire to be a writer and own her own writing firm. Her favorite food is cotton candy, she loves to bake and also wants to start her own catering company. Menu is very ambitious.

Mia Adatia

Mia Adatia

Age 9

Mia Adatia is an ice cream connoisseur, she likes to journal on her free time and play with dogs.

Scott Mitchell

Scott Mitchell

Age 11

Scott Mitchell loves reading during his free time. You might find him reading ‘Number the Stars’ or ‘I Survived’ while sneaking in a little video game time. His favorite food is Philly Cheesesteaks and he wants to play for the Eagles football team when he grows up. When he retires he plans to be a famous football announcer.

The Photographers:

Florida Film Academy Creative Photography Students

Left to right: Kathryn McCoy, Jake Cuomo, Joey Conn, Ankhkhuab Hamlett, Brittain Rainville, Taylor Nelson, Lucas Eagle Nascimento, Jade Morrison, Mariah Dixon.

The extremely talented Creative Photography team from Florida Film Academy.

Working as photo journalists for JournalismX, the CP team have been exhibited at Winter Garden City Hall, Florida Hospital Winter Garden, published in the West Orange Times & Observer as well as local schools and festivals.