Neil deMause

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Neil deMause (born November 19, 1965 in Manhattan, New York) is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist who writes for books, magazines, and newspapers on mainly New York City's social policy issues.[1] [2] [3] He has been a writer for Baseball Prospectus since 2003, contributing occasional articles about stadium building and baseball finance. He is co-author with Joanna Cagan on the 1999 book Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit.[4][5][6] His book was re-issued in 2008 and was published by University of Nebraska Press/ Bison Books. The book also has its own website.


He maintains his own website and is a writer and editor for the Village Voice and contributes to other print and on-line publications, as well as for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Extra!, Slate, Baseball Prospectus, and[7][2][1] He is the author of the award-winning works of interactive fiction Frenetic Five and Lost New York[8] among other works.

He previously worked for Metro New York as an op-ed columnist for two years and spent six years as a question writer for the popular board game Trivial Pursuit.[2]

He has also taken part in politics. DeMause testified before Congress stating the politics and financing of sports stadiums. His testimonies have appeared on a number of TV and radio programs which include ESPN, Jesse Ventura's radio show, and Democracy Now!. Neil is frequently a guest speaker at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's sports journalism courses.[2]


His writings and investigations on the city and national welfare policy have earned him with a Project Censored award. Also, his work in this area appeared in the anthology "America's Mayor, America's President?".[1]


External links[edit]

  • Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit (ISBN 1-56751-138-4)