Jack Szwergold

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Jack Szwergold is a comedy writer and the Webby-Award-winning first webmaster for the news parody publication The Onion.

Szwergold convinced The Onion Editor and Publisher Scott Dikkers that a Web site would increase readership, and The Onion's site launched in May 1996. The site has won multiple Webby Awards and other industry and media accolades.[1]

In January 2001 Jack Szwergold left The Onion and returned to Brooklyn, NY, where he currently resides and juggles a career working as a web developer and as a writer.[citation needed] In addition to his work for The Onion, Jack has written for Nickelodeon (TV channel), National Public Radio, Modern Humorist, Suck.com, Wired magazine, Mother Jones magazine, and Green Magazine.


  • Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source (contributing writer and illustrator) (1999, ISBN 0-609-80461-8)
  • The Onion's Finest News Reporting, Volume 1 (contributing writer and illustrator) (2000, ISBN 0-609-80463-4)
  • Dispatches from the Tenth Circle (contributing writer and illustrator) (2001, ISBN 0-609-80834-6)

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