Giuseppe “Joey” Pagano

Syracuse, New York •  joeyfpagano@gmail.com • wheelchairqb.com • linkedin.com/in/joeyfpagano

Joey Pagano is a freelance journalist, columnist and writer with published opinion, sports, and entertainment pieces from Central New York. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, he recently obtained his masters degree in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse’s School of Education. He has had articles published on Syracuse.com, Yahoo, and other publications.

Strengths

Teamwork

Persistence

Empathy

Computer Skills

WordPress

Microsoft Office

 Adobe Suite

Google Apps Suite

Skills

AP Style

Public Policy

Social Media Management

Fact Checking

Argumentative Writing

Awards

Column Writing
1st Place – Regional
Mark of Excellence
Society/Prof Journ
Spring 2022

Opinion Writing
1st Place
Clips & Clicks
Associated Coll. Press
Spring 2021

Experience

New York State Senate (Sen. John Mannion), Syracuse, NY — Legislative Correspondent
January 2022 – Present

    • Write social media posts 
    • Write proclamations 
    • Draft replies to constituent emails  
    • Intern: January – June 2022

Syracuse.com/The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY — Guest Columnist
May 2021 – Present

    • Write a column about disability and other cultural issues, from a first-hand perspective
    • Use current happenings, events, initiatives and local policies as foundation for articles

Taishoff Center, Syr. Univ., Syracuse, NY — Student Marketing Assistant
July 2021 – September 2021

    • Designed flyers, using Syracuse University brand colors/typography, in Adobe Suite
    • Designed 37-page report, creating templates and using information from supervisors
    • Wrote news stories posted to Syracuse University News  

The NewsHouse, Syracuse, NY — Digital Producer
September 2020 – May 2021

    • Write for my column, “The Wheelchair Quarterback,” covering disability issues 
    • Report from an area of expertise, adopting an advocacy journalism perspective and using personal experiences to relate to topics and sources

The Daily Orange, Syracuse, NY — Staff Writer
February 2019– May 2021

    • Beats: Art (Feb. – May 2021); Race/Gender (Nov. 2020 – May 2021); Esports (Nov. 2019 – Nov. 2020)
    • Developed relationships with sources and was able to get insider perspectives  

Education

School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Cultural Foundations of Education, MS & Disability Studies, CAS, July 2022 

    • GPA: 3.9

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Magazine, BS, May 2021

    • GPA: 3.5
    • Minor: Sociology