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Mark Goodman

Professor and Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism

Mark Goodman joined the faculty of Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2008 as the school's first Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism after serving 22 years as executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C. Goodman is an expert in media law, the role of high school student journalism in preparing journalists and citizens, the practice of press freedom in American schools and freedom of information issues involving schools and colleges. He is the lead researcher for the 2011 Scholastic Journalism Census, which quantified the number of student publications in high schools across the country.

Goodman has an undergraduate journalism degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a law degree from Duke University. He has been a guest or adjunct faculty member at several institutions including the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the American University in Washington, D.C., Bowling Green State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also has served on the Advisory Council for the Department of Mass Media Arts at Hampton University. Among the awards Goodman has received for his work with the student press are a First Amendment Award from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Intellectual Freedom Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, the Gerald M. Sass Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Mass Communication from the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Louis E. Ingelhart First Amendment Award and the Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award from College Media Advisers, the Carl Towley Award — the Journalism Education Association’s highest honor and the Gold Key from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Goodman teaches classes in media law and in the master's program for journalism educators.

Goodman teaches classes in media law and in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's master's program for journalism educators.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Scholastic Journalism
  • Press Freedom
  • Media Law
  • Civic Education
Mark Goodman
OFFICE
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
201D
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-6239
mgoodm10@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Fall 2014
  • JMC 40006 - 001 Law Of Mass Communication
  • JMC 60002 - 040 Legal Probs Mass Communic
  • CCI 80096 - 001 Indiv Invest In Comm And Info
Spring 2015
  • JMC 40006 - 001 Law Of Mass Communication
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