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Mark Dent

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!

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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 — 1,729 followers, 6,672 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

@thefarmerjones Fair point. Should probably be: 'Pennsylvania, which is essentially mandated to be backwards'...

Nov 17, 2017

RT @BobbyAllyn: Judge sets bail hearing on whether to #FreeMeekMill for Nov. 27 at 9AM in room 504 in CJC.

Nov 17, 2017

Spent some time researching how often people on probation in Philadelphia end up in prison. Turns out, it happens all the time and way more often than in the rest of PA

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What was your first job as a journalist?

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

Have you ever used a typewriter?


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.