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Jimmy Magahern

Arizona's freelance writer. Since 1982.

Phoenix, AZ

Jimmy Magahern

I write immersive stories on any subject thrown my way. I once wrote 5,400 words on the mall. Occasionally I come up with ideas of my own.

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R.I.P. Malls?

This is how the Valley’s decades-long mall wars end: The stronger shopping centers are killing off the weaker. But what will take their places?
Phoenix Magazine Link to Story
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Evidence, Inc.

Axon, formerly TASER, is offering every police department in the U.S. free body cameras for a year. Will the Scottsdale firm change policing – again?
Phoenix Magazine Link to Story
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Part and Parcel

How will the prized real estate north of the Airpark be divvied up?
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Open Secret

As TPC Scottsdale readies for another Phoenix Open, a new Maricopa County Superior Court case challenges the city's taxpayer support of the event. Could public money be buried beneath the greens?
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Saudi Arizona

Rural Arizonans fear their water is being depleted by Saudi Arabian food producers. But state agriculturists laud the $180 million farm investment.
Phoenix Magazine Link to Story
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No Unicorn Zone

From domain hosting to mattresses, the Phoenix startup community is filled with ballers. Missing: a sexy identity to rival Silicon Valley.
Phoenix Magazine Link to Story
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Reinventing Golf

Facing flat growth, can course operators blast out of the bunkers?
Scottsdale Airpark News Link to Story
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Second to None

In new digs, Russo and Steele hope to shed "other auction" image.
Scottsdale Airpark News Link to Story
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Driving Success

Airpark business owners share North Scottsdale's taste for high-end automobiles.
Scottsdale Airpark News Link to Story
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The Maestros of Medicine

Our list of the 25 most influential people in Valley healthcare.
Phoenix Magazine Link to Story
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Big Corporate HQ Style Now Arriving in Airpark

Nestled among one of the Valley's strongest economic engines are new-age facilities designed for a new generation of worker.
Scottsdale Airpark News Link to Story
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That's a Wrap

North Scottsdale has transformed into a video marketing hub. Can it feed the Web's need for viral video and drive business sales?
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About

Jimmy Magahern

Give me a week, and I'll totally get into, under and around any subject. I learned that disciplined abandon as a young music journalist for the Phoenix New Times, where I'd write about The Clash one week and Julio Iglesias the next. (Both great, btw.)
Since then, I've written for the Arizona Republic, PHOENIX magazine, Times Publications and more. I've won Arizona Press Club and national writing awards in categories ranging from sports and entertainment to health, business and technology.
Give me a week, and I can find something fascinating, relatable and relevant to write about anything.

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jimmymagahern.com

Skills

  • Writing
  • Reporting
  • AP Style
  • Design