Jeff Martin (journalist)

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Jeff Martin is a Midwest correspondent for USA Today and an editor with the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, S.D.

He writes about politics [1], tornado research [2], and current events in the central USA [3].

In the summer of 2007, a mysterious development known only as the Gorilla Project was kept under considerable secrecy by the unknown company planning it. Martin uncovered two Internet domain names, and The discovery led to a news story that identified for the first time the Texas company Hyperion and its plans for a major oil refinery near Elk Point, S.D. [4] [5].

Prior to his time with the Argus Leader and USA TODAY, he was the education editor at the Tulsa World in Oklahoma; an assistant city editor at the Jackson Sun in Tennessee; a crime reporter at the Detroit Free Press; a police reporter at the Sioux City Journal in Iowa; and reporter and business editor at the Ames Daily Tribune Co. in Iowa. Jeff has a bachelor of arts degree in communication arts from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa; an AA degree in communication from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa; and graduate-level journalism coursework at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.