About John Fountain
John W. Fountain is a journalism professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago where he teaches media writing, memoir writing, literary journalism and other reporting and writing courses. He is formerly a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (his alma mater) and also has taught at the Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A native son of Chicago where he continues to write, Fountain is formerly a national correspondent for The New York Times and has been a staff writer at the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He is author of the memoir, True Vine: A Young Black Man’s Journey of Faith Hope and Clarity. His essay “The God Who Embraced Me” appears in National Public Radio’s book, This I Believe. He enjoys cycling, lifting weights, photography, listening to music (hip hop, country, rap, Gospel gangster rap, jazz and blues). He and his wife Monica have two children.
- Location: IL
- Was accepted for Jan 11-16 2009 Multimedia Training.
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Content on this site written by John Fountain (includes contributory writing):
- Youth Radio
- Hip hop. Rhythm. Rock. The voice of the urban street. Oakland teens find in Youth Radio a home away from home. And much more. For thousands, the towering red-brick building ...