Reporting, Writing, Copyediting, Copywriting, Interviews, Transcriptions, SEO Optimization, CMS Optimization, Wordpress, Analytics (Google, Parsley, Chartbeat), Social Tools (Buffer), Manual Photography
Art, Music, Film, Television, Media, Food, Nonprofits, Retail, B2B
Justin earned his BFA with a triple major in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College. His studies focused on the composition of fiction and the inner workings of the book publishing industry.
Justin graduated from CUNY's J School with his Masters in December 2015, choosing to concentrate on Cultural reporting. He submitted his thesis on the questionable implementation of media branding tactics in the modern music festival economy.
Justin has written countless articles on the intersection of Art, Media and Tech for outlets like The New York Observer, Vice, Complex Mag and others.
Justin infuses all of his reportingâ€” from interviews to opinion-centered editorialâ€” with journalistic verification processes for ethical sourcing and structural elements borrowed from the classic, hard news, "inverted pyramid" story form. Strong reporting is the backbone of all editorial, even stories that veer into presenting a controversial or contrarian stance. With solid facts used as a framing device, even the more "out there" theses will be read and consumed with serious consideration.
Justin has written bios and press releases for two bands and one restaurant concept. He approaches press releases much in the same way that he approaches reportingâ€”probing by asking pointed questions, isolating the quotes that cause a reader pause, and structuring the copy with just enough information to leave the audience wanting to know more.