Mark Feldstein spent 20 years as an award-winning on-air investigative correspondent at CNN, ABC News and various local television stations.
On assignment, he was beaten up, subpoenaed and sued in the U.S.; detained and censored by government authorities in Egypt; and escorted out of the country under armed guard in Haiti.
His exposés led to resignations, firings, multimillion dollar fines and prison terms — and more than 50 journalism awards, including two George Foster Peabody medallions, the Columbia-DuPont baton, the national Edward R. Murrow broadcasting prize and nine regional Emmys.
As a scholar, Feldstein has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. His book "Poisoning the Press" earned top academic awards for research and was selected by The Washington Post and other newspapers as a best book of the year.
Feldstein is regularly quoted as a media analyst by leading outlets in the U.S. and abroad and has testified as an expert witness on First Amendment issues before Congress and in court, most recently on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
He has traveled to more than 30 countries and lectured around the world on investigative reporting, censorship, freedom of the press, and journalism history and ethics.
- “How Sinclair Became the Most Insidious Force in Local TV News,” The Washington Post, April 10, 2018.
- “The Jungle -Warfare Theory of Trump,” Politico.com, April 28, 2017
- “Leaking is as American as Apple Pie and Fourth of July Fireworks,” OpEd in The Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2017.
- “Trump’s War on the Media Carries Chilling Echoes of Nixon,” The Washington Post, June 16, 2016
- “Wallowing in Watergate: History, Methodology, and Mythology in Journalism’s Celebrated Moment," American Journalism, fall 2014.
Media and politics. Journalism history, ethics and malpractice. Broadcast news. Investigative reporting. Leaks and whistleblowers. Scandal coverage. Presidents and the press. First Amendment: libel and defamation; censorship and national security; subpoenas of reporters; use of hidden cameras; undercover reporting; ambush interviews.
JOUR 289P: Scandal: Exposing Corruption, Injustice and Vice in America
JOUR 360/660: News Writing & Reporting II: Broadcast
JOUR 361/661: Television Reporting & Production
JOUR 412: Biography as Journalism
JOUR 610: History of Mass Media
JOUR 663: Long-Form Broadcast Journalism
JOUR 716/HONR 239J: History of Investigative Journalism
B.A., Harvard Unversity
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill