Jack William Fuller (born October 12, 1946) is an American journalist who spent nearly forty years working in newspapers. He began his journalism career as a copyboy for the Chicago Tribune. Later he became a police reporter, a war correspondent in Vietnam, and a Washington correspondent. He worked for City News Bureau of Chicago, The Chicago Daily News, Pacific Stars and Stripes, and The Washington Post, as well as the Tribune. Fuller won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1986 for his Tribune editorials on constitutional issues.
During the administration of President Gerald Ford, Fuller served as Special Assistant to United States Attorney General Edward Levi.
Fuller was born in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School, he is the author of seven novels and two books on journalism. He is a 1964 alumnus of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill.
He serves on the Board of the University of Chicago and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
- Convergence (Doubleday; University of Chicago Press, 1982) ISBN 978-0-226-26881-1
- Fragments (William Morrow; University of Chicago Press, 1984) ISBN 978-0-226-26886-6
- Mass (William Morrow, 1985) ISBN 0-688-04685-1
- Our Fathers' Shadows (William Morrow, 1987) ISBN 0-340-39878-7
- Legends' End (Hodder & Stoughton, 1990) ISBN 0-340-50982-1
- News Values: Ideas for an Information Age. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN 9780226268798
- Best of Jackson Payne: A Novel (Alfred Knopf; University of Chicago Press, 2000) ISBN 978-0-226-26868-2
- Abbeville (Unbridled Books, 2008) ISBN 978-1-932961-47-8
- What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN 9780226268989 — Read an excerpt.
- Levi, Edward H. Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward H. Levi Edited by Jack Fuller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN 9780226041315
- Biography at the Inventory of the Jack Fuller Papers, 1951-2005
- "Editorial Writing". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- Jack Fuller Papers at the Newberry Library
- Jack Fuller at Library of Congress Authorities, with 12 catalog records