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Joseph Jaafari

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Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Investigative Reporter — Freelance

Reporter and doc filmmaker. #CUNY kid. #Phoenix native with #LA mindset and #NYC sensibilities.

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Biography

Reporter. Photographer. Documentary Filmmaker.

I have close to seven years of media experience, first working in mobile and online marketing at an ad firm in Beverly Hills before going into news.

I specialize in investigative work, specifically dealing with tech and business. My most recent work...

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@JosephJaafari — 507 followers, 985 tweets

Nov 16, 2017

@KendraWrites bulllllllllll. A salad?! My two favorite things: staying thin and spicy foods

Nov 16, 2017

Dear @JC_Gov Clerk Office - the more you keep pushing back reporter's OPRA requests, the more annoying we will get. Should know this by now.

Nov 15, 2017

@KendraWrites If you can point me to an Indian place that is less oily but spicy as all hell, I will buy us dinner.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for free at an arts and entertainment blog site called LA Splash. Great first-time experience learning how to write on deadline.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I actually used to have the next gen typewriter (read: typewriter with a digital interface). I remember using it endlessly growing up.

How is social media changing news?

Oy. I only have 140 characters? Here ya go: Print is not being taken over by social media in the same way radio wasn't taken over by TV

Awards

Steven Weitzner Award for Excellence in Journalism

2013 - General Reporting
$5,000 scholarship and senior internship