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Joseph Jaafari

Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Investigative Reporter — Freelance

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

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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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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


Steven Weitzner Award for Excellence in Journalism

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