Joey Pagano

Journalist, Columnist, and Writer

Portrait of Joey Pagano

My name is Giuseppe “Joey” Pagano, and I am a Central New York-based journalist, columnist, and writer. I recently obtained my masters degree in Cultural Foundations of Education and certificate of advanced study in Disability Studies from Syracuse University’s School of Education. I graduated from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in May 2021, one year early, and am pursuing a career in journalism and politics. Currently a research assistant at SU’s Burton Blatt Institute and a legislative correspondent in the office of New York State Senator John W. Mannion, I am seeking freelance opportunities. Since graduating, I have been a guest columnist for Post Standard, writing columns on a variety of topics. I have also written for Yahoo Life and contributed to work at Syracuse’s Center on Disability and Inclusion.

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Central Current
Jerk Magazine
The Post-Standard/
Central New York Magazine
Eagle News Online
The Daily Orange

Featured Stories

July 21, 2022 ·

View of inside of MLB park from behind home plate a couple decks up

Baseball gives us unity. Jacob deGrom gave us greatness

Back in March, I wrote of my frustrations with the MLB’s nonchalance with the popularity of baseball as a sport and obsession with money. But watching as two-time Cy Young….

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January 23, 2022 · Yahoo! Life 

Man pushing woman in wheelchair passing business

#MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy highlights disability community’s pandemic frustrations: ‘We are seen as collateral damage’

“Folks have pushed the narrative of vulnerable people’s lives being disposable for this entire pandemic,” read a tweet earlier this month. “Rather than ignore people with complex medical conditions, or…

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February 17, 2021 · The Daily Orange

Karen Gutfreund puts socio-political messaging at the forefront of the “Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America” exhibit on display at ArtRage gallery. Artwork by Amy Pleasant.

Syracuse resident curates art exhibit to address gun violence, racism

Ever since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, Karen Gutfreund has watched as lawmakers have done very little to end gun violence despite multiple school shootings. During her….

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