Jon Marshall has been a columnist for Quill magazine and a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, CBS News’ “Public Eye,” Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Parenting, Parents, Home & Away, Illinois Issues, Reform Judaism and many other publications.
Marshall's first book, "Watergate's Legacy and the Press: The Investigative Impulse," was published in January 2011 by the Northwestern University Press as part of Medill’s “Visions of the American Press” series. 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.”
Prior to his freelance career, Marshall covered government, business, transportation, crime and education for the Tampa Tribune and Daily Herald. His “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.
A 1991 graduate of Medill's MSJ program, Marshall has taught graduate and undergraduate classes at Medill since 2000. In the graduate school, he often coordinates and teaches the Journalism Methods newswriting class and has also taught the Urban Issues reporting class. For the undergraduate program, he teaches Reporting & Writing the News, Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities and 21st Century Media.
Marshall is a fellow at the Communications Residential College and serves on the Northwestern University Faculty Senate. He is a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, The Chicago Headline Club, the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. He is a reviewer for the journal American Journalism.
Follow Marshall on Twitter @MarshallReport.