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

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.