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Jo Ciavaglia

Philadelphia, Pa. YO!
Staff Writer, 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...

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Nov 16, 2017

RT @Sentinel_Vaughn: The FBI released hate crime stats for 2016 & PA's numbers largely line up with what I found in charging data. Take… 

Nov 16, 2017

RT @Sentinel_Vaughn: For those at a loss of what addiction treatment options are available for yourself or loved ones, I've been there.…

Nov 16, 2017

Tax cuts for individuals in the Senate’s latest tax plan would disappear by 2027, according to an analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), with some even seeing a tax increase.

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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