John Fennell

Adjunct Instructor

Meredith Chair in Service Journalism

321-A Lee Hills Hall
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200


JOHN FENNELL has served as editor of Milwaukee Magazine, an award-winning monthly city magazine. The publication won some 160 awards during his 13-plus years tenure, including a nomination for the National Magazine Awards and two for the Gerald Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism. Fennell is the authorĀ a book about the life of Harry V. Quadracci, the late founder of Quad/Graphics, the third largest printer in North America. Fennell is a former newspaper reporter who worked as assistant to the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko. He was also editor of the international design journal, Step-By-Step Graphics.

In 2014, Fennell received the RR Donnelley Lifetime Achievement Award from the City and Regional Magazine Association. The Association’s top honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the magazine publishing industry.

Meredith Chair in Service Journalism
The Meredith Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa, established an endowed chair in service journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism in 1986.

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