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Joe DePaolo

Lexington, KY
Senior Writer and Sports Editor — Mediaite
Covers:  blogging, narrative writing, long-form features, entertainment, profile writing, game stories, media, sports

Senior Writer/Sports Editor @mediaite. Work published by the NYT, WaPo, many others. 2017 Society of Pro Journalists NJ award-winner - Magazine Profile Writing

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I am a New York based freelance writer who has written about sports and entertainment for; The New York Times,, and a host of other print and Internet outlets. I also spent several years working as a producer of news and business talk radio for two national networks.

In 2013, I have pub...

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Sep 20, 2017

The Raging Bull in winter is a story idea I've played around with in my head for a couple years. Wish I'd gotten a chance to do it. RIP

Sep 19, 2017

@BNCartwright Hey,will you ever be hosting a Vanderpump watch party in LEX? Would be so cool to watch an episode w/you at Skybar or Cheapside or something

Sep 19, 2017

Very sad to hear about the passing of Mike Jarboe. He was a great copy editor, fiddler, & racetracker. But above all, a truly kind soul. RIP

Sep 17, 2017

@loudibella GGG doesn't need Canelo as badly as Canelo thinks. I'd rather see #GGGJacobs2, tbh.

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How is social media changing news?

Social media has greatly hurt the beat reporter, but it has dramatically helped the growth of longform.

What's your favorite social network?

I love Twitter. I think it is an incredibly powerful tool that has changed, and will continue to change our business.

Who do you wish followed you?

Mark Singer. I aspire to write profiles for The New Yorker one day. And I think that Singer is the gold standard.