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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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@joe_depaolo — 1,814 followers, 17,979 tweets

Jul 22, 2017

@hidingintheburg @awrestaurants I was pitifully unaware of these wonderful establishments in NYC! I now live around the corner from one.My waistline will soon reflect this!

Jul 22, 2017

Seriously, why wasn't I told about @awrestaurants root beer floats in frosted mugs sooner? Never, ever leaving Lexington. This is home now.

Jul 21, 2017

Shout out to my pals at #Mayborn this weekend. Wish I could be there. Next year, for sure.

Jul 21, 2017

@deftlyinane @jon_bois I don't know how he did it. This is a tough place to leave.

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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.