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Justin Weiss

West Hempstead, New York
Press Intern, NY State Senate and Staff Writer — Elite Sports NY

“Light tomorrow with today.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning | Writer for @EliteSportsNY | Cover the @BKCyclones and @NYIslanders

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Justin Weiss is a journalist from Long Island, New York. He has written for FanSided and the LI Herald, and has worked on multiple campaigns as an intern and press secretary. He most recently worked in the New York State Senate. He attends the University at Buffalo, where he double majors in econ...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No, but I wish!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Will McAvoy from The Newsroom. He cared about nothing else but covering the news the right way. That's exactly how we as journalists should approach our jobs.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Said Thomas Jefferson: “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” The biggest check on government is journalism. It's of paramount importance that things continue that way.


Adelphi Quill Award

2016 - Freelance Journalism