R.I.P., John Ensslin

Update: A celebration of the life of John Ensllin will be held Sat., Aug. 17 from  3-6 p.m. at the Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton.

Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Anne Greenberg (John’s sister) at maginpton@gmail.com

John Ensslin talking to a young journalist at the 2018 regional conference in Philadelphia.

This is a short post to let our members and supporters know that John Ensslin, beloved friend, colleague and journalist extraordinaire, died this morning. John was a  former national president of SPJ who we were lucky enough to have on our local chapter board. He recently finished a two-year stint as president of the New Jersey SPJ chapter, but he was much more than that: He was the rudder of our chapter, always steering us in the right direction with wisdom and generosity. He will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Denise, and to his family.

To learn more about John and his impact on journalism, read this beautiful tribute written by a colleague at Colorado Politics, where John had been working since last spring.

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