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Jon H. Marshall

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Clinical Associate Professor


Areas of Focus

  • Watergate
  • Media history
  • Presidents and the press
  • Investigative reporting


  • Impact of Watergate on journalism
  • History of investigative reporting
  • Relationship between presidents and the press in times of crisis


Jon Marshall is the author of "Watergate’s Legacy and the Press: The Investigative" Impulse (Northwestern University Press, 2011). He has written for The New York Times,,, 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 for the Society of Professional Journalists 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. He has been interviewed as an expert source by CNN,, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, La Nacion (Buenos Aires), WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” and Wisconsin Public Radio. Marshall is a fellow at the Communications Residential College and formerly served as director of Medill’s graduate journalism program. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Journalism Historians Association and is a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, the Chicago Headline Club and the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications.