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Mark Dent

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Philadelphia
Reporter — Billy Penn
Covers:  business, alcohol, investigative reporting, penn state, higher education, kansas city, dallas, tennis, sports, sports business, running

Journalist in Philly. Contributor @ThePhilaCitizen, adjunct @saintjosephs. Former Kansan/Texan.Talk to me at mdent05@gmail.com!

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Biography

I’m a writer living in State College, Pa, specializing in enterprise journalism. I currently write for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where I cover Penn State University, including the Jerry Sandusky scandal and its aftermath. I’ve also written for The Classical, The Dallas Morning News, Running Ti...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I covered my local high school basketball team for the website kchoopscoop.com. I got paid like $100 the whole year.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No

What does it mean to be a journalist?

You can make other people happy, whether it's through a fun blog post or a well-researched investigative project that helps change policy.