WELCOME

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was a kid. So I did it.

In 2018, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in history from Point Park University. Throughout my college career, I was an editor for most sections of the school newspaper, The Globe, and interned at the Pittsburgh City Paper and PublicSource. At the City Paper, I wrote some cool feature stories, and at PublicSource I wrote an investigative piece on mental health counseling at Pittsburgh college campuses, which led to two follow-up pieces and a radio interview on the WESA program “The Confluence.”

Since college, I have worked professionally as a freelance reporter for several newspapers, such as The Mon Valley Independent and Pittsburgh Current. I’ve covered activism, community events, art and pop culture, business and much more. I also often take photos while on assignment, equipped with a professional camera.

I also work as a journalism and writing educator. I currently work part-time as a professional tutor for Point Park, helping students with journalism courses and essay writing. I also served as the Journalism Educator for McKeesport Media Oasis, a youth education project focused on equipping middle and high school students with the skills to tell stories in an area that recently lost its dedicated daily newspaper. Additionally, throughout the summer and fall of 2019, I helped mentor California University of Pennsylvania’s student newspaper, The Cal Times, in a project funded by Bridge Pittsburgh.

I grew up in Donora, a humble rust-belt town in the Monongahela River Valley and currently live near Pittsburgh in Carroll Township, Pennsylvania. In my spare time, I love playing video games, reading, going to the movies, spending time with my lovely girlfriend and more. Even when I’m free, I keep busy.

I’m eager to write more stories and help others with their own writing. I hope you like what you see on this online portfolio. If you have any questions, comments or offers, please contact me via email:

matt456p@gmail.com

 

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