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Jo Ciavaglia

Philadelphia, Pa. YO!
Staff Writer, Bucks County Courier Times — Bucks County Courier Times
Covers:  Watchdog investigative reporter with extensive experience in crime, justice, health, consumer & in-depth topics
Doesn't Cover: arts, entertainment, technology

Investigative reporter at Bucks County Courier Times; loud spin instructor, undercover superhero & recreational badass Ideas & tips:

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Multimedia newspaper reporter currently focusing on in-depth investigation & watchdog reporting, but who has covered every imaginable beat in her journalism career. Social media proficient I maintain multiple accounts on Tumblr, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Storify, Google+, Vimeo, YouTube an...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing reviews for the Bucks County Playhouse. I was 19.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

Making it faster, and unfortunately, more ripe for mistakes

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Non-Deadline Writing
Greater Philadelphia chapter, First place, three examples of work "This writing is not good; it is excellent. Ciavaglia’s ability to transport readers to a time and place, her use of dialogue and vivid descriptions are first rate. That paper is lucky to have her; she is a joy to read."

Pennsylvania Women's Press Association

2013 - Journalist of the Year for Pennsylvania
Award given to the member who wins the most awards in a single contest year