Jacqueline Marino joined the journalism faculty after spending more than a decade writing nonfiction stories and essays for magazines, newspapers and alternative newsweeklies. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Belt, and the literary journal River Teeth, among other publications.
In recent years, she's reported on rural health and the Mahoning River for Ideastream Public Media — and won Edward R. Murrow Awards for her coverage. She is a former associate editor of Cleveland Magazine and the author of the book “White Coats: Three Journeys through an American Medical School” (Kent State University Press, 2012), the winner of a 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award (Silver, Education). Her edited book, “Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology” (Belt Publishing, 2015, 2nd edition, 2020), amplifies the voices of writers from her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, which captivated Bruce Springsteen and continues to enthrall national journalists and filmmakers, especially during election years.
In addition to her journalistic writing, Marino also researches the digital evolution of literary journalism and magazines. Her work has been published in Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism and Literary Journalism Studies, as well as in other academic publications. In 2015-16, she was a Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Research Scholar studying audience reception to digital long-form journalism. She has co-edited “The Art of Fact in the Digital Age: An Anthology of New Literary Journalism,” due to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2024.
Marino teaches classes in writing, business and ethics, specializing in courses that require students to collaborate on semester-long projects for student and professional media. She also has advised The Burr and A, both national award-winning, independent student magazines.
In 2019, she became the latest MDJ faculty member to win the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor a professor can receive at Kent State University.