Mark
Schoofs
Visiting Professor of Journalism

Program

Journalism (B.A.)
Journalism (M.S.)
Specialized Journalism (M.A.)

Office Hours

Mondays 3 – 4:45 pm, ANN 204A.

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Expertise

Editing
International Reporting
Investigative Journalism
Science Journalism

Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Schoofs leads investigative journalism programming at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Over his 30-year career, Schoofs edited Chicago’s lesbian and gay newsweekly, The Windy City Times, as it successfully crusaded for gay rights; won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on AIDS in Africa at New York’s famed alternative newspaper The Village Voiceshared in another Pulitzer Prize at The Wall Street Journal for reporting from Ground Zero on the 9/11 terrorist attacks; wrote the opening and closing stories in a Wall Street Journal series on Medicare fraud that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; taught journalism to undergraduates at Yale University; oversaw complex investigations at ProPublica into everything from exploitative labor practices to the dangers of the common painkiller Tylenol; and launched and led a powerhouse investigative reporting team at BuzzFeed News, one of the world’s largest and most innovative all-digital media companies. In less than five years, that investigative team, which he built from zero to more than 20 reporters, earned some of journalism’s top prizes including a George Polk Award, a National Magazine Award, a Scripps Howard Awardtwo British Journalism Awards, and a London Press Club Award. In addition, his team’s work was twice named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.