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College of Information and Communications


Faculty and Staff

Mark Tatge

Title: Baldwin Fellow
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
E-mail: mark@tatge.net
Phone: 312-550-5122
Office:

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Resources:

Telling Digital Stories
Naked Journalism
Tatge's Wikipedia Page

profile

Education

B.A., Sociology, Western Illinois University
M.A. Journalism, Ohio State University
M.B.A., Management, Ohio University

Background

Mark Tatge is the former senior editor in charge of print, video and Web operations for Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com in Chicago. He reported at The Wall Street Journal, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News and Denver Postguest, and was a guest pundit on ABC, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX and PBS stations. Tatge is also the founder of Deadline Reporter Media, a digital media consulting firm.

Research

Tatge's research interests include the impact of social media on journalism, society, and the public interest.

Teaching

Tatge is a big fan of the Socratic method as a way to stimulate critical thinking skills and help illuminate ideas; asking questions is the first step toward finding answers. He likes to integrate multimedia into his teaching to make learning fun for students.  He believes that when learning is fun rather than chore, people remember what they learn. Tatge's teaching interests include investigative reporting, business and economics journalism, media law, First Amendment and multimedia storytelling.

Recent Publications

Tatge, Mark. (2011). The New York Times reader: Business and economics. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Service

Member, Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Member, Online News Association

Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors

Member, Society of Professional Journalists

Former Board of Governors, Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Personal

Tatge loves skiing, fly fishing, spy stories and mysteries. He resides in Chicago with his wife, Julie, four cats and a golden retriever.