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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 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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Matt Schlapp Tells Ana Navarro He Would Want Her Face to Be On a Magazine Used to Spank Him (VIDEO)
@Krakenslayer604 Hey man. Great to hear from you. Hope you guys are well. I actually moved to Lexington, Kentucky. But I’m back in the tri-state often. Hopefully can catch you guys next time I roll through.
@DeBlaz @ErrolSpenceJr All I'm trying to say is Keith ought not push it with the timeline. I'd obvs like to see that fight. But it wouldn't totally break my heart if it never happened.
Tbh, I almost feel like @ErrolSpenceJr can kinda fight past Keith Thurman, at this point. That's not a fight I have to see. I have a pretty good idea how it'll go. 
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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.