Jon Marshall

Jon Marshall
Assistant Professor

Phone: 847-467-2450

Office: Fisk 204B


Jon Marshall is Assistant Professor at Medill and teaches enterprise reporting, multimedia storytelling, urban reporting and 21st century media issues.

Jon has written for the, Christian Science Monitor, CBS News’ Public Eye, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Family Circle, Huffington Post, Parenting, Parents, Quill, Home & Away, Illinois Issues, Reform Judaism and many other publications. Previously, he reported for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago and The Tampa Tribune, covering government, business, transportation and public safety. His former  “News Gems” blog was named one of the top 10 Web Sites by the Center for Public Integrity and one of the best blogs by David Kaplan of U.S. News & World Report.

Jon's book, "Watergate's Legacy and the Press: The Investigative Impulse," was published in 2011 by the Northwestern University Press as part of Medill’s “Visions of the American Press” series. The Journal of American History described it as “the best history of American investigative journalism to date.” Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of the Washington Post, called it “a very readable, deeply researched and wisely analyzed assessment of American investigative reporting before and after Watergate.

Jon, who received his MSJ from Medill in 1991, is a fellow at the Communications Residential College and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Journalism Historians Association. He is also a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, The Chicago Headline Club, and the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications.

He and his wife, Laurie, live in Wilmette with their three sons. When he is not teaching, he can often be found at Wrigley Field.

Follow Marshall on Twitter @MarshallReport.