Matt Dellinger '97, The New Yorker
Matt Dellinger was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Graduated from DePauw in 1997, and moved to New York that following summer. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works at The New Yorker magazine, where he runs the website (www.newyorker.com) and the softball team. In addition to developing multimedia content for newyorker.com, Matt has written articles for The New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Oxford American.
"The first few years working in the real world, I used to wonder if maybe I should have gone to journalism school. I feared I would be lacking in craft. But the tools you really need as a writer--a wide open mind, an ability to talk to people, a taste for hard work-- can be sharpened almost anywhere. DePauw's liberal arts philosophy and student journalism opportunities make it a great place to try a little of everything. I eagerly created, for public consumption: photography, plays, poetry, fiction, radio, reviews, editorials, and a web magazine called "slant." Some of it was very bad. But DePauw provided me the resources, comrades, time, and space to express and embarrass myself. "
Road Worriers, THE ATLANTIC
Recreational Vehicle, THE NEW YORKER
It's O.K., I'm With Clear Channel, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Net Worker, SMITHSONIAN