Giuseppe “Joey” Pagano

Manlius, New York • • •

Joey Pagano is a journalist, disability advocate and writer from Central New York. A recent graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, he is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse’s School of Education. He seeks to turn his experiences with a disability into societal change.


The NewsHouse, Syracuse, NY — Digital Producer
September 2020 – Present

    • 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– Present

    • Write for culture and news sections 
    • Currently on two beats: race/gender (news) and art (culture) 
    • Allows me to express my passion for shining light on underrepresented communities  

The Positivity Project, Remote — Contributor
June 2017 – April 2019; July 2020

    • Wrote about positive psychology in terms of my personal life and contemporary society
    • Used the opportunity to raise awareness of disability-related issues
    • Used materials provided by my supervisors as the basis for the stories  


School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Master of Science in Cultural Foundations of Education, May 2022 

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Bachelor of Science in Magazine, May 2021

    • GPA: 3.5
    • Minor: Sociology





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Microsoft Office

Google Apps Suite

Adobe Suite



Public Policy

Disability Advocacy

Diversity and Inclusion