Edward Wasserman

dean, Graduate School of Journalism

Edward Wasserman, who writes and lectures widely on the ethics, evolution and ownership of the news media, is dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. He held the Knight Foundation chair in journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University from 2003 to 2012. Since 2001 he has written a biweekly column on the media for the McClatchy-Tribune syndicate. From 1972 to 2002, Wasserman worked as reporter, editor and CEO at news organizations throughout the United States. He serves on the boards of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, and has spoken to professional and academic groups in Argentina, Brazil, China, Britain, India, Canada, Sweden, Holland, Qatar and China. Wasserman received his B.A. cum laude in politics and economics from Yale University, a licence in philosophy from the University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in media politics and economics from the London School of Economics.