Elizabeth Djinis, Social Trending Producer

Elizabeth Djinis

Social Trending Producer

Floridians, I want to meet you. Seriously. My biggest passion in journalism is engaging with readers, particularly on online forums. I love telling stories that excite and interest local residents. I’m an honorary Florida native — my family moved to Sarasota when I was 12. When I’m not writing, you can usually find me at the beach or, well, eating.

Don’t dismiss young voices. Here’s why.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez  |  AP
The attacks on activists such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg are demeaning and dismissive. | Elizabeth Djinis

Three U.S. presidents have faced impeachment. Here’s what the Times said about two of them.

President Andrew Johnson, National Park Service; President Richard Nixon, Associated Press; President Bill Clinton, JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images) Tampa Bay Times
Here’s what the Times editorial board said when Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were engaged in the impeachment process. Only one was impeached.

How did St. Petersburg’s Coffee Pot Bayou get its name?

A rainbow shines over Coffee Pot Bayou after an afternoon rain shower on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Coffee Pot Bayou. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
One reader wanted to know. We tried to find out.

Here are the opinions you need to read about the push for new Florida toll roads | Opinion

Orange barrels and cones will remain part of the landscape as the state continues work on the widening of Cortez Boulevard and improvements along the Suncoast Parkway and U.S. 19.
On Tuesday, three task forces will meet to discuss the proposed new toll road corridors.

How pinball forced me to look up from my phone

Times reporter Elizabeth Djinis plays pinball at The Pinball Arcade Museum on Thursday, Aug. 01, 2019 on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.  ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
A pinball arcade opened last week on St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue. We tried it out.