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Joe Strupp

joeheadshot.jpgJournalist * Writer * Commentator * Consultant

I'm an award-winning reporter with nearly 30 years' experience in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the Internet. My background spans nearly all beats, from the environment to sports, but with a focus during more than a decade on the media. I've interviewed the likes of Rupert Murdoch, George W. Bush, Ben Bradlee and O.J. Simpson and spoken about media issues on Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America, and Sirius XM Radio. My writing has appeared in MediaWeek, San Francisco magazine, NJ Biz, New Jersey Monthly, Salon.com and Poynter.org.
I have also branched out into teaching with media-related courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Rutgers University, as well as my own services as a writing coach and reporting advisor. See more on those options HERE. 
See some examples of my work below and find out how to hire me for most any news reporting, writing, editing or newsroom advisory project.

flint.jpgFlint water and the media failure: Joe tells how the national media missed the Flint water story. Read HERE.

WDHA_Quality_LOGO.jpgJoe Profiles WDHA Radio: Joe's latest New Jersey Monthly piece on the state's oldest rock station. Read HERE.

ronreagan.gifJoe Interviews Ron Reagan: The youngest son of President Reagan speaks out against Bill O'Reilly's new book on his father. Read HERE

huffpost_live-21308.jpgJoe interviewed by HuffPost Live: The Huffington Post daily webcast discussed recent Bill O'Reilly lies with Joe. See HERE.


Joe covers drunk driving law change: In another N.J. Monthly piece, Joe details a major legal change for DWI that will affect first-time offenders. See HERE.




 Joe Interviews Chuck Todd: The Meet the Press host offered up his views on media, politics and scandal in this three-part interview. See HERE


John-Dean.jpgWatergate Figure John Dean speaks with Joe: The former White House counsel discusses today's comparisons to the 1972 scandal. Read HERE

georgewill.jpgJoe breaks news of NOW call for George Will ouster: When the Natl. Org. for Women urged Will's firing, they told Joe first. Read HERE.

newtgingrich3.jpgJoe leads reporting on CNN/Newt disclosure issue. Joe broke the first word from CNN on its Newt Gingrich policy, then revealed it was broken and changed.


sallyquinn-howardkurtz.jpgJoe breaks story on Sally Quinn/Howard Kurtz feud. Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn gave Joe her first angry comments about Kurtz's voyeuristic column about Quinn's daughter-in-law. Read HERE.


NJMonthlyLogo.jpgJoe's latest NJ Monthly piece on Montclair State's media program. In this article  from NJ Monthly, Joe explores the school's push to become a major center for media education.

armey-limbaugh-kibbe-beck-freedomworks.jpgJoe Reveals Secret Payments From Freedomworks To Glenn Beck. Joe broke the story that Freedomworks, a top conservative group that helped start the Tea Party, paid Glenn Beck $1 million annually for positive press. Former Freedomworks Chair Dick Armey disclosed it in an exclusive interview.

franklincenter.jpgJoe investigates right-wing group. The investigation into the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity exposed the group's right-wing financial ties as it expands coverage of state government to influence voters and legislation. The piece was a Mirror Awards finalist. Read more here.

njtv-public-media-nj.jpgJoe explores the re-birth of New Jersey public television. Read Joe's NJ Monthly article about New Jersey public television's status after state funding cuts.



JILL-ABRAMSON-large.jpgJoe interviews New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson. The first women editor of the grey lady weighed in on her job, coverage and the paper's future. Read it HERE. 

 Patch_Illustration.jpgJoe Looks at the Ups and Downs of PATCH Online News Sites. Exploring the impact of Patch.com and other hyperlocal websites in the Garden State.


unionedgeradio.jpg Joe on Union Edge Radio. Joe discussed his story on Texas reporters critical of arrest threats during an abortion bill fight. Listen at about 5:00


Check out my services!
I'm available to tackle any news subject and any reporting project, large or small. See more details HERE.

Put my experience to work for you in the newsroom, from crafting a story to getting sources. Details HERE.






Joe's ongoing work for Media Matters for America His regular stories and interviews are a mainstay of the media watchdog website. See them HERE


Joe's decade-plus at Editor & Publisher magazine. With 11 years at E&P, Joe covered the biggest stories in the news industry. See them HERE.

Joe has appeared on NPR's On The Media several times.
Check out his appearances HERE.

 NJMonthlyLogo.jpgJoe has been writing for New Jersey Monthly for more than 10 years. Read his award-winning work HERE.

Joe on The O'Reilly Factor discussing media issues.

Joe reports from Occupy Wall Street on Current TV

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