Giuseppe “Joey” Pagano, MS

Syracuse, New York • • •

Joey Pagano is a Central New York-based writer with a diverse body of work, ranging from state government to higher education to journalism. He has experience in research centers focused on disability law, employment for people with disabilities, and disability-inclusive education and in the New York State Senate. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and Syracuse’s School of Education, he has a number of bylines, including, Yahoo, and other publications.





Computer Skills

AP Style

Public Policy

Social Media Management

Fact Checking

Argumentative Writing


AP Style

Public Policy

Social Media Management

Fact Checking

Argumentative Writing


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

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


Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University — Research Assistant
October 2022 – Present

    • Draft overviews of research 
    • Write social media posts/manage accounts
    • Complete research tasks 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

New York State Senate (Sen. John Mannion), Syracuse, NY — Legislative Correspondent
January 2022 – May 2023

    • Wrote social media posts, awards, replies to constituent emails  
    • Managed website 

Taishoff Center, Syracuse University — 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 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  


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