The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Joseph Longo

Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting

I'm a junior majoring in journalism from Chicago. Prior to being managing editor for reporting, I worked as a assistant news editor and a general assignment reporter. When not working, I stay updated on all thing cinema and culture, specifically music festivals and award shows.

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Alumna’s new book captures rom-com New York

Alumna’s new book captures rom-com New York

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting November 15, 2017
Will Leitch, creator of Deadspin

Will Leitch, creator of Deadspin

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting October 31, 2017
Illini fans hold up a sign during the Big Ten Tailgate before the game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Saturday October 29.

Don’t confuse Block with gameday spirit

By Joseph Longo, Managing editor for reporting August 1, 2017
Why Sasha Velour of RuPauls Drag Race calls Urbana home

Why Sasha Velour of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” calls Urbana home

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting May 19, 2017
Nick Offerman at the Japan House during one of his many visits to the University. Offerman will speak Saturday at the Main Commencement.

Commencement Speaker Nick Offerman is Urbana’s finest

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting May 12, 2017
Roger Ebert looks on in downtown Chicago.

Politics and women in film honored at Ebertfest

By Joseph Longo, Managing editor for reporting April 22, 2017
How to have fun and finish homework too during Moms Weekend

How to have fun and finish homework too during Moms Weekend

By Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting April 5, 2017
Women march in protest of the president Trump administration on Saturday, Jan 21 2017.

Thousands take to Women’s March on CU

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2017
A student walks past the exterior of the Illini Inn, located on 4th St.

Illini Inn projected to reopen in proposed new building

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor December 15, 2016
The Christmas lights outside the Delta Upsilon chapter house.

Best fraternity holiday lights, according to DI poll

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor December 7, 2016
The University of Illinois police on campus.

Urbana man dies from multiple gun shot wounds

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor November 27, 2016
A rumor circulates that a female student drown in the basement pool of the Womens Building. Now known as the English Building, she is said to haunt the building at night.

A University Horror Story: campus ghost folklore

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor October 31, 2016
In remembrance of George Korchev

In remembrance of George Korchev

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor September 26, 2016
Bree Newsome talks at the Illini Union on Tuesday. Newsome spoke about her experience tearing down the Confederate flag from the North Carolina State House.

Activist Bree Newsome continues to “fly another day”

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor September 21, 2016
Students wait outside Kams to celebrate Unofficial on March 4.

A year on top: UI sobers up

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2016
A year on top: UI sobers up

A year on top: UI sobers up

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2016
CRCE pool is closed for construction on Monday Aug 22, 2016.

CRCE pool closed indefinitely due to mechanical failure

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2016
Tim Smith, university alumnus and Student Sustainable Farm volunteer picks a bunch of kale for a customer at the farmstand on the quad, which runs every Thursday from 12-2 throughout the summer.

Finding a club for every personality

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor August 19, 2016
The fairies gather to sleep with the couples near the end of Act 1 during a rehearsal of A Midsummers Nights Dream in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Finding a home in all the campus community offers

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor August 12, 2016
Phoenix botanical located at  1704 S. Neil Street Linn St. it is now open for business.

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor May 27, 2016
Tackling the unwanted general education requirements

Tackling the unwanted general education requirements

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor May 25, 2016

Underage drinking citations down

By Joseph Longo, Staff Writer December 9, 2015
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