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Josh Fiallo - Digital Producer

Digital Producer

I'm currently a digital producer for the Times, but still a writer at heart. I first broke into journalism at the University of South Florida's school paper in 2017, where I covered athletics while simultaneously writing preps for the Times. From there, I was hired part-time by the Times as a web writer in 2018, and then as a full-time digital producer at the start of 2019. I now write stories I think will interest readers online, while also managing our website, social accounts and more. I currently attend USF and live in Pasco County. Outside of writing, I'm passionate about the world’s cultures, football (the real football), and how the two combine.

  1. The New York Times newspaper on the shelf at the Citrus County Library Lakes Region at 1511 Druid Rd. on Thursday in Inverness. The Citrus County Commission was looking to eliminate the cost of the New York Times digital subscriptions because they say it is "Fake News." A former Mets GM has stepped up and wants to donate money to the Citrus County Libraries to cover the cost of the subscriptions.
    The former general manager of the New York Mets offered money. A flood of emails crashed government servers. And the opinions keep coming.
  2. Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo (left) and Republican Party of Florida chairman state Sen. Joe Gruters (middle) talk about the 2020 election with Tampa Bay Times political editor Steve Contorno on Wednesday.
    Republican Party of Florida chairman Joe Gruters and Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo join Times Political Editor Steve Contorno.
  3. Photographs of downtown St. Petersburg parking meters along Central Avenue that were vandalized with foam sealant. The photo on the left is from the city, the photo on the right was sent to the Tampa Bay Times.
    Mayor Rick Kriseman had a message to the vandal after latest strike: “We will find you”
  4. Inverness was home to the Citrus County commission meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, where leader were under fire from the public over their denial of a request to fund the county's libraries for digital subscriptions to The New York Times.
    The debate was on its surface about a digital subscription to The New York Times. It was really about much more.
  5. The Citrus County commissioners who railed against a request by the local libraries to fund digital subscriptions to the New York Times. From left to right, their names are Jeff Kinnard, Ronald Kitchen, Jimmie Smith, Scott Carnahan and Brian Coleman.
    ’I don’t agree with it, I don’t like ‘em,' said one Citrus County commissioner who said he agrees with President Donald Trump that the newspaper prints ‘fake news.'
  6. A tanker truck struck a semi-trailer truck nearly head-on Monday, killing a Zephyrhills man and shutting down a portion of U.S. 98 in Pasco County, authorities said.
    The Florida Highway Patrol doesn’t know why the tanker truck crossed the center line into opposing traffic. The tanker driver died at the scene.
  7. Brad Parscale (left), President Donald Trump's campaign manager, immediately shared his displeasure Wednesday with Twitter's decision to ban political advertising from the platform.
    The instant reaction to Twitter’s ban was partisan.
  8. Abundant Halloween decorations are seen  in much of the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg. The neighborhood has become a destination for trick-or-treaters from across the city. Photos by Edward Linsimer
    Going trick-or-treating in Tampa Bay? That costume better be breathable.
  9. Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, a couple from Maryland, were found dead in their hotel room at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana Resort in San Pedro de Macoris on May 30.
    News of the deaths of American tourists went viral earlier this year. Theories of tainted alcohol have damaged tourism to the island country since.
  10. The University of South Florida ranked ahead of UCF, FIU and FAU in the U.S. News & World Report's Global University Rankings. [USF handout]
    The University of Florida finished 105th, while USF came in at 310. Harvard led the world.