Welcome to my digital portfolio

My name is Joe Amditis.

This website contains a selection of my various digital projects, hobbies and published works. Take a look around. If you see something you like, want me to make something for you, or think we would work well together please let me know!

But first, here’s a little more about who I am and what I do:

I’m the associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. In my spare time, I narrate, edit, and produce a podcast called WTF Just Happened Today?, which tracks the daily shock and awe in national politics.

I graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 and earned my B.A. with a double-major in political science and criminal justice. In 2016, I received my M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. I’m also cofounder and former director of operations of Muckgers, a local investigative publication serving the Rutgers-New Brunswick community.

I served in the New Jersey Army National Guard from 2006-2013. I was deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq from 2008-2009.

I have worked as an international relations researcher, and I am currently an amateur graphic designer, audio and video editor (including 360° video), and a wannabe podcaster.

Over the last several years I have coordinated multiple statewide collaborative reporting projects in New Jersey: Dirty Little Secrets: New Jersey’s Toxic Legacy and In the Shadow of Liberty: Immigration in NJ. I recently helped coordinate a collaborative reporting project called Voting Block, which focused on the upcoming 2017 gubernatorial election in New Jersey from a community engagement perspective.

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