Mark Johnson

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mark Johnson Mark Johnson is a health and science reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was part of a team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series of reports on the use of genetic technology to save a 4-year-old boy imperiled by a mysterious disease. In 2003 and 2006, Johnson was part of Journal Sentinel teams that were finalists for the Pulitzer in explanatory reporting; in 2014, he was a finalist for the prize in feature writing in 2014. He previously worked for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island, as well as three other newspapers.

Fellowship stories

In 2017, Mark Johnson and his team of Marquette journalism students have published the following stories as part of “Outbreak,” a series in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel exploring the threat of pandemics involving diseases that jump from animals to humans.

Animal to Man: Fear of the Next Pandemic

Infectious disease collides with changing climate

Pathway to Peril

Man vs. Mosquito

Mosquito Battle Gets Political

Johnston Hall


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