Mark Feldstein

Richard Eaton Professor of Broadcast Journalism

BA, Harvard; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: 2209 Knight Hall
Phone: 301.405.5292

Mark Feldstein spent twenty years as an award-winning on-air investigative correspondent at CNN, ABC News, and various local television stations.  He has been beaten up 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, multi-million dollar fines, and prison terms.  Feldstein has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals; his recent book Poisoning The Press has received widespread critical acclaim and earned top academic awards for research.  He is regularly quoted as a media analyst by leading outlets in the US and abroad and has testified as an expert witness in court and before Congress on First Amendment issues.

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Selected Media Appearances

Recent Publications


Investigative reporting.  Media law and ethics.  Broadcast news.  Journalism history. The First Amendment: free speech and expression; censorship; national security; WikiLeaks; subpoenas of reporters; use of hidden cameras; undercover reporting; ambush interviews.

Courses Taught

  • Long Form Television Documentary
  • History of Investigative Journalism
  • Biography