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Dave Gong

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Fort Wayne City Government Reporter — The Journal Gazette

Writer. Chicagoland native. Tattoo aficionado. @Cubs fan.

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Biography

Busy young reporter covering municipal government and city politics in Fort Wayne, Indiana for The Journal Gazette.

I have a B.A. in journalism from Northern Illinois University, and I have an M.A. from the Public Affairs Reporting program at University of Illinois - Springfield. While in Spring...

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@DGong89 — 270 followers, 893 tweets

Jan 10, 2017

RT @A_Big_Gail: Jury sentences #DylannRoof to death unanimously for all counts. #RoofTrial #chsnews

Dec 29, 2016

RT @JohnJHarwood: Top Obama aide says Trump could reverse sanctions if he's willing to invite "large tranche of Russian intelligence agents" back into the US

Dec 29, 2016

Seeing comments from @GOP voters saying we should thank Russia for hacking. I'm baffled by the newfound love for Mother Russia by the right. https://t.co/lloM8mquIt

Dec 29, 2016

@jbarro If Milo offends, just don't buy. Everyone has legal right to public speech, even hatemongers. Pressure to silence is unamerican.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

At my grandmother's house, yes.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Toughie. It's a tie between J. Jonah Jameson and Kent Brockman.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

For me, it means truth. We're modern-day historians, keeping accounts of things as they happen. It's the most meaningful job in the world.

Awards

Illinois Press Association

2013 - News Reporting, Single Story
Third place in Division D for single story news reporting, presented by the Illinois Press Association.