In-depth, underreported and high-impact journalism that promotes the public good

Christopher Johnston


Christopher Johnston has been an independent journalist for 35 years. He has published 3,500+ articles in publications including American Theatre, Christian Science Monitor, History Magazine, Leaps, and Scientific American. His book, Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice (Skyhorse) was published in May 2018. He is a member of the Board of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and serves on ASJA’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion Task Force. He recently received a one-year fellowship from the Solutions Journalism Network to focus on writing about human trafficking. He occasionally teaches creative nonfiction at Cleveland State University and professional writing workshops for Literary Cleveland and the William Skirball Writer’s Center. He graduated with a BA and MA in English from John Carroll University.

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Johnston specializes in covering the Cleveland area and issues surrounding domestic violence and human trafficking, such as this piece on helping sexual assault victims.

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