Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter covering DeKalb County, Braves fan, UGA grad. mark.niesse@ajc.com. Facebook: facebook.com/markniesseAJC/

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Biography

I am a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering DeKalb County government. I write about corruption, the metro Atlanta cityhood movement, business growth, tax incentives, government spending and local politics.
Before taking on the DeKalb County beat in May 2014, I covered Atlanta Pu...

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Jul 27, 2017

BREAKING: DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann pleads guilty after park arrest:  http://on-ajc.com/2vb1e3p  https://t.co/Xg4freEVk4

Jul 27, 2017

DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann has agreed to a plea deal in his indecency case. Details to come.  http://on-ajc.com/2vb1e3p 

Jul 27, 2017

RT @FakeDanUggla: 6 years ago today, at 2AM, one of the greatest moments in Braves history happened... https://t.co/ZfqmuJoXEp

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The Red & Black newspaper at the University of Georgia.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and I think I'd have liked working in a noisy newsroom filled with typewriter clatter.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

A journalist is the watchdog of the community, responsible for exposing wrongdoing, examining policy and informing the public.