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Hi, I’m Mike De Socio.

I’m an award-winning storyteller who produces independent journalism and compelling content for top-tier publications, associations and institutions.

My decade-plus in journalism has taken me through almost every part of the newsroom, where I’ve worked as a photographer, coder, editor, writer and reporter for national and local publications alike. More recently, I wrote a narrative nonfiction book about the fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the Boy Scouts of America.

Now as an independent storyteller, I lean into my range of skills to provide well-written, beautifully-photographed stories that make an impact. I know how to fashion deeply engaging narratives about our world’s most pressing social issues, and how to report rigorously on their solutions. Plus, the editor in me carries an unshakable respect for deadlines and social media savvy in all of my work.

My journalism has been published in The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Fortune, HuffPost, Insider and beyond. I’ve also told stories for the American Association of Colleges and Universities, American Physiological Society and the College of Saint Rose.

My work has received recognition from the Boston Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, Boston University, and the Logan Nonfiction Program.

I live in upstate New York, where I spend most of my free time hiking around the Adirondacks, or figuring out how to get places almost exclusively by bike.

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