Mark Di Ionno

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Professor
  • news columnist
OrganizationThe Star-Ledger

Mark Di Ionno is the former general news columnist at New Jersey's top newspaper, The Star-Ledger. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at Rutgers-Newark. He is a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist in news commentary for his columns on Hurricane Sandy, the suicide of Tyler Clementi, and other local events and issues.[1][2]

He has written extensively about New Jersey in several books that serve as guides to the landscape and history of the state.[3]

Two of his books published with Rutgers University Press, New Jersey's Coastal Heritage: A Guide and A Guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail won the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Award.


  • New Jersey's Coastal Heritage: A Guide (Rutgers University Press) 1997
  • A Guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail: for Families and History Buffs (Rutgers University Press) 2000
  • Backroads, New Jersey: Driving at the Speed of Life (Rutgers University Press) 2002
  • The Last Newspaperman (Plexus Publishing) 2012
  • Gods of Wood and Stone (Atria Books) 2018

In the media



  1. "Finalist: Mark Di Ionno of The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ". The Pulitzer Prizes. The Pulizer Prizes. Retrieved October 3, 2020.
  2. "Mark Di Ionno page at Simon and Schuster". Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  3. Bannon, Melissa (2002-09-15). "BY THE WAY; Two-Lane Tour Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-10-03.

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