Justin Trombly is a University of Rochester senior majoring in English and political science from a small town in the northernmost corner of New York. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Campus Times, the student newspaper.
Justin has written for the N.Y. Daily News, The Buffalo News and, in upstate New York, the Glens Falls Post-Star and the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.
While interning at the Press-Republican, he contributed to the paper's award-winning coverage of the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility prison break, a local story turned national. He also spearheaded an award-winning series on volunteer shortages in local EMS departments for the Press-Republican.
The next year, as an intern at the Post-Star, he spent weeks working on two enterprise pieces: one about the rebirth of a subsidized housing project, which won a New York Associated Press award, the other about a classroom inside a state prison.
This past summer, he spent his days finding stories in Buffalo by combing through civil court records, along with filing daily local articles.
He has spent the last two winter breaks freelancing for the Press-Republican during the holidays.
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