Joseph Stanichar

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Cincinnati, OH
Ohio University
Doctor Who, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cartoon Network
  • Joseph Stanichar is the recipient of the 2020 and 2021 national Mark of Excellence Awards for video game reporting, which honors the best work in journalism among college students.
  • He's seen every episode of Doctor Who since 2005, and hundreds of episodes of the show from before then.
  • He was also a regional finalist for the 2021 Mark of Excellence Award in cultural criticism for a collection of work written about film and TV.


Ever since winning a GameCube with Spider-Man 2 in a second-grade raffle, Joseph Stanichar has loved gaming, superheroes, and all things pop culture. A freelance writer based in Ohio, he's written for publications all around the country, including Game Informer, Paste Magazine and Twinfinite. Joseph has experience in all kinds of reporting, including writing reviews, news, features, interviews, essays, and pretty much anything else you can find on a news site. He loves finding new and interesting shows and films — from those that challenge the status quo to those that just provide everyone with a good time — and uses this passion in his work at Xoop.


Joseph graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2022, along with certificates in social media and podcasting.
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