Jason Kelly

Concurrent Assistant Professional Specialist

B.A., University of Notre Dame


500 Grace Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN  46556
(574) 631-4628


Jason Kelly is an associate editor of Notre Dame Magazine. He joined the staff in 2015 after six years as associate editor at the University of Chicago Magazine, which received the Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year award in 2012. Previously, he spent 14 years as a sports reporter, columnist and editor at the South Bend Tribune

A 1995 Notre Dame graduate, Kelly is the author of Mr. Notre Dame: The Life and Legend of Edward "Moose" Krause and Shelby's Folly: Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown.


Fall 2016:  Fundamentals of Journalism  
JED 30100 
MW 2:00 - 3:15

Shelbys Folly

In 1923, not long after oil had started gushing from northern Montana fields, real-estate sales in nearby Shelby were declining, dimming the little town’s prospects of becoming the “Tulsa of the West.” Then the mayor’s son dreamed up a marketing ploy: offer to host heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey’s next fight. What began as a publicity stunt soon spiraled into a civic drama unlike any Montana had ever seen—or ever would again. Shelby’s Folly tells this story in full for the first time.


Mr Notre Dame

Edward "Moose" Krause spent nearly sixty years as a student-athlete, coach, athletic director, and de facto ambassador to the Notre Dame's legions of fans around the world. From an All-American career as a football and basketball player to a struggle with alcoholism in the wake of an accident that nearly killed his beloved wife, Mr. Notre Dame captures his remarkable story.