Prison Journalist writing from Sing Sing.

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Biography

Born in 1977, John was raised in a Brooklyn housing project by a single mother who made money with hot dog stands to send him to private prep schools. He attended the Malcolm Gordon School for boys, a presitigous boarding school near Bear Mountain, where he lived in a mansion on the Hudson River ...

How is social media changing news?

From afar I see how social media is changing news in society. It's enabled people to sort of find their tribe with news.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

I don't know if I understand this one. But I love how Hemingway used his worldly real life experiences in his fiction.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Writing is hard because thinking is hard, and it's emotional and it hurts. But when stories come together it feels so good.