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Joseph Strupp

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Print News Experience 

1/10-present    MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA, Washington, D.C.  Senior Reporter/BloggerInvestigating and writing stories about media criticism and fact-checking media outlets as well as blogging daily media news and opinion. Work cited on numerous daily blogs as well as MSNBC, Politico and other news outlets. Tackled issues of journalism ethics and practices at Fox News, The New York Times and other major outlets.

1/99-12/09       EDITOR & PUBLISHER, New York, N.Y. Senior Editor - Writing and editing news and feature stories about the newspaper industry for this weekly trade magazine and daily Web site (www.editorandpublisher.com). Average at least one 2,000- to 3,000-word cover story each month, as well as three to four weekly assignments and daily breaking web news. Daily blogging and twittering of events and opinion. Interviewed top media executives such as Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffett, and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Assignments include trend stories on training, women in power, marketing and circulation statistics, and industry news such as The Pulitzer Prizes, annual newspaper association conferences, and how major newspapers react to events such as the Sept. 11 attacks, the Catholic Church sex scandal, and The Iraq War. Appeared as media commentator for Fox News Channel, Bill O'Reilly radio show, MSNBC, Voice of America, Wisconsin Public Radio, ABC Radio Networks, and National Public Radio.

5/94-present      FREELANCE WRITER - Writing for several publications, includingSalon.com, Poynter.org, New Jersey Business Magazine, San Francisco, MediaWeek, Our Sunday Visitor, and New Jersey Monthly. Subjects of articles include San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, New Jersey minor league baseball, St. Regis High School of New York, and the killing of New Jersey teacher Christine Burns, whose murder was solved one month after the article appeared. Also the author of The City & County: A Novel of San Francisco Newsmakers (Dry Bones Press, 2001).

5/97-1/99            THE PRESS ENTERPRISE, Riverside, CA. - Reporter - Covered criminal courts and judicial issues, regularly reporting on death penalty cases, wrongful death suits, and the inner workings of local courts. Juggled an average of 30 to 35 local cases at a time, following each from arraignment to sentencing. Also reported on city government for this 180,000 circ. daily. Assignments included a major local garbage contracting scandal, numerous recall elections, and several wildfires and mountainside natural disasters. Averaged four to five stories each week, as well as regular enterprise articles and breaking news. 

1/93-5/97             THE INDEPENDENT, San Francisco, CA. - Reporter - Covered all aspects of San Francisco city government, including the mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, police issues, and gay community. Averaged nine to 10 stories each week, including regular coverage of local politics, neighborhood concerns, crime, and all City Hall legislation. Co-wrote multi-part series on local public toilet scandal, Mayor Willie Brown's first term, and the unsuccessful campaign of District Attorney candidate Bill Fazio.

10/90-1/93            THE ARGUS, Fremont, CA. - Reporter - Covered education and city government beats for a 170,000 population city, plus crime, politics, and the environment for this 35,000 circ. daily newspaper. After covering three local school districts for two years, promoted to cover city government and local community college. Broke story of local schools superintendent resignation prior to announcement and revealed newly hired community college business administrator had been forced from previous job for questionable practices, resulting in his losing the new position. Averaged two to three stories each day.

4/88-10/90            THE DAILY JOURNAL, Elizabeth, N.J. - Reporter Covered city government and education beats of several suburban communities for this 32,000 circ. daily newspaper. After covering three smaller towns, promoted to top beat, Elizabeth City Hall. Reported on major school redistricting plan in Hillside, N.J., the trial of convicted Westfield, N.J. killer John List, and deadly barge explosion off of the Linden, N.J. waterfront. Also served as only Sunday reporter for entire time. 

Broadcast News Experience

7/94-5/97             KPFA RADIO, Berkeley, CA. - Anchor/Reporter - Wrote and produced news segments for half-hour news program. Also anchored half of newscasts. Reported on national and international stories that included; Mexican national elections, U.S. involvement in Rwanda and Bosnia, the deaths of former California Gov. Edmund "Pat" Brown and Israel Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and statewide ballot measures such as medical marijuana and anti-immigration legislation.

1/93-5/97              TCI CABLEVISION, San Francisco, CA. Weekly Commentator- Regular participant on "City Desk," an award-winning weekly round-table discussion program focusing on city issues. Discussion spanned all San Francisco area issues, ranging from domestic partners rights to taxes to local elections.

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science 
Journalism, 1988

Summer Broadcast News Institute 1986

CNN, Washington, D.C.
Internship 1988

New Jersey Press Association: 
Spot News Award, 1989 and 1990 
Responsible Journalism Award, 1990

Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards:
Best Series of Articles, 2004, 2005
Best News Coverage, 2004, 2005, 2006

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists
, Second Place, Magazine/Investigative Reporting, 2003; First Place, Best Local News, Website, 2015; Third Place, Best Local News, Website, 2017

S.I. Newhouse School of Communications Mirror Awards
Finalist, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013

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