Always nice to welcome a journalist to town, so everyone, say hi to Nick Pinto, City Pages’ newest staff writer.
His LinkedIn profile is pretty impressive; Harvard- and Columbia Journalism School-educated, and just off an investigative internship at Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo. (Clips here, here and here. By the way, Columbia is quite the CP nexus; editor Kevin Hoffman and staff writer Erin Carlyle also went there.)
Pinto lists his interests as “surveillance, politics, technology, civil liberties, health, rock and roll,” which sounds perfect for the alt-weekly game. In case you’re wondering whether he’s into spying or just covering it, his website notes, “most recently he has been writing about the spread of surveillance cameras in the United States since September 11.”
Essentially, Pinto (Twitter handle: macfathom) fills the slot vacated by Bradley Campbell, who announced late last year he’d been accepted at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Since then, City Pages has added former Minnesota Daily reporter and editor Andy Mannix on a six-month fellowship.
I’m sure by now Nick knows his name is one vowel removed from that of a certain Twins utility infielder, so please don’t give him any grief about that.