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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

Reporter/curator for @Billy_Penn. Former Kansan/Texan, plus Harvey Dent relative. Talk to me at mark@billypenn.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...

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@mdent05 — 1,713 followers, 6,580 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

@zrjaved Everytime I hear Rizzo statue I think *that* Rizzo.

Sep 21, 2017

Stumbled on this while looking through some newspaper archives. Train engineers in the early 20th century were hella romantic https://t.co/vyepnuBOLA

Sep 21, 2017

Why the new Orinoka Civic House can't fill its units even when Philly has an affordable housing shortage.  https://billypenn.com/2017/09/21/why-affordable-housing-is-hard-to-find-and-develop-in-philadelphia/ 

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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.