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.
examples of my work below and find out how to hire me for most any news reporting, writing, editing or newsroom advisory project.
Flint water and the media failure: Joe tells how the national media
missed the Flint water story. Read HERE.
Joe Profiles WDHA Radio: Joe's latest New Jersey Monthly piece on the state's oldest rock station. Read HERE.
Joe Interviews Ron Reagan: The youngest son of President Reagan speaks out
against Bill O'Reilly's new book on his father. Read HERE
Joe 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
Watergate Figure John Dean speaks with Joe: The former White House
counsel discusses today's comparisons to the 1972 scandal. Read HERE.
Joe 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.
Joe 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.
Joe 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.
Joe'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.
Joe 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.
Joe 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.
Joe 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.
Joe 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.
Joe 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.
on Union Edge Radio. Joe discussed his story on Texas reporters critical of arrest threats during an abortion bill fight. Listen at