About the Author

Jon Marshall teaches journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School. His 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. He is a former columnist for Quill magazine and staff writer for the Tampa Tribune and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago. His “News Gems” blog was named one of the top ten Web Sites of 2008 by the Center for Public Integrity and one of the best blogs of 2006 by David Kaplan of U.S. News & World Report.

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