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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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Community Disunity

As budgets tighten, teachers and administrators clash within the state’s largest community college system.
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Teach Your Parents

How Arizona’s young student activists – and their teachers – are learning the new tools of protest together in the age of Trump.
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Lope and Change

Having tripled its campus footprint and grown twentyfold, Grand Canyon University sets its sights on respect from the higher-education community.
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No-Huddle Offense

Football programs are being cut at Maricopa County’s four community colleges. But players and coaches aren’t going down without a fight.
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A Matter of Degrees

Online education is big business in Arizona, but is the trend good for students – or the schools themselves?
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The Deadline Dean

As dean of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism, Christopher Callahan is leading a new generation of media corps into a profession the U.S. president has personally declared war on. So why is he smiling?
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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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Skills

  • Writing
  • Reporting
  • AP Style
  • Design