Welcome Joe Strupp, Media Matters' new investigative reporter

From a Media Matters news release:

Today, Media Matters for America announced the hiring of Joe Strupp as Investigative Reporter and Senior Editor. Strupp comes to Media Matters after 10 years as a senior editor at Editor & Publisher magazine. He will be the organization's first Investigative Reporter, and his original work will appear on his new Media Matters blog "Strupp," also launching today.

“Hiring an investigative reporter is a new step for Media Matters, but it is one we're confident will pay off,” said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. “Joe has more than 20 years of reporting experience and is an expert on the media industry. I am thrilled he is leading us in this new endeavor.”

“I am excited about joining Media Matters, which I believe does a wonderful service for press coverage and balanced reporting,” said Strupp. “I believe my work will be a great addition to an already valuable and remarkable team. I can't wait to provide daily media information along with original reporting of the ups and downs of the media industry.”

Strupp is up with his first report which opens:

Did Newsday reassign two reporters after receiving complaints from Steve Levy, the county executive of Suffolk County, New York?

Significant evidence suggests that the newspaper -- the largest daily on Long Island -- did, including Levy's own admission that he urged the paper to reassign one of the reporters.

This raises serious concerns for the paper's readers and local community leaders, who must be able to trust Newsday's coverage of politics and government.

Be sure to visit Strupp's blog (RSS) often for new work and updates. You can also sign-up to follow him on Twitter @JoeStrupp or become his fan on Facebook here.

More about Joe Strupp:

Joe Strupp comes to Media Matters as an investigative reporter and senior editor with 21 years of news experience across newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the Internet. Most recently, he was a senior editor at Editor & Publisher magazine, from 1999 to late 2009, writing for its print edition, website, and blog.

Strupp, 44, started his career at The Daily Journal in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He has also worked at The Argus in Fremont, California; The San Francisco Independent; and The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California.

He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and Air America Radio, among other local broadcast outlets. He also spent time as a reporter and anchor at Pacifica Radio in Berkeley, California.

Strupp has earned awards from the New Jersey Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards, and Folio. He lives with his wife, Claire, and their two children in Northern New Jersey.