Dennis Jansen

Dennis Jansen is a Dallas-based journalist and blogger. He currently serves as the Mobile/Newsletters Editor for The Dallas Morning News, a leading newspaper in Texas.

Prior to joining The News, Jansen worked at Thomson Reuters’ legal division for seven years. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was part of the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic. Jansen also has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.

Jansen is the editor of the legal blog Jansen on Tax, where he covers tax law and policy. He also publishes a lifestyle blog that focuses on life in Oak Lawn, the epicenter of Dallas-Fort Worth’s LGBT community.


Mobile / Newsletters Editor
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX (July 2016 – present)

Engagement Manager
Thomson Reuters, Dallas, TX (August 2014 – July 2016)

Senior Content Strategist
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN (February 2012 – August 2014)

Legal Marketing
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN (February 2011 – February 2012)

Legal Associate
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN (March 2009 – February 2011)

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Feb. 2017

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Dec. 2016

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July 2016

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University of Minnesota Law School

  • J.D. with Tax Law Focus
  • Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Law Clinic
  • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court
  • Public Defender Intern for Anoka and Ramsey Counties

University of Miami

  • B.A. History, English Literature & Art History


  • Press Club of Dallas
  • National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
  • National Association of Black Journalists