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John Ensslin

Trenton, N.J.

I cover the New Jersey Legislature

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Biography

I previously covered Bergen County government and politics for the Record.

Before that, I worked for The Middletown Times Herald Record, The Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Springs Gazette.

I am a former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

I am also a former presid...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Covering night meetings in various Bergen County towns as a stringer for The Record.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

By making reporting a real-time exercise. A bit like the old days of papers with multiple editions I imagine, only more intense.