Mark Schoofs

Advisor, Investigations

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Mark Schoofs, who is a USC Visiting Professor of Journalism, is an advisor for our investigative team. Before joining USC in December, Mark was an award-winning reporter and editor, with notable stints at the Wall Street Journal and ProPublica. He’s no stranger to doing ambitious work out of a scrappy newsroom -- in 1999 he won a Pulitzer for his series on the AIDS crisis in Africa for the Village Voice. He also founded the BuzzFeed investigative news team that’s twice been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Mark is an avid KPCC listener and a big believer in local journalism. As he says: “Southern California deserves the very best investigative reporting, the kind that holds powerful people and institutions accountable, and serves the public interest.”