Giuseppe “Joey” Pagano

Syracuse, New York • • •

Joey Pagano is a freelance journalist, columnist and writer with published opinion, sports, and entertainment pieces based in Central New York. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and the Cultural Foundations of Education master’s program at Syracuse’s School of Education, he has experience working in the New York State Senate, research centers focused on disability law, employment for people with disabilities, and disability-inclusive education. He has had articles published on, Yahoo, and other publications.





Computer Skills


Microsoft Office

 Adobe Suite

Google Apps Suite


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

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 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, 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 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  


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