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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
Phone: 312-550-5122

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


Telling Digital Stories
Naked Journalism
Tatge's Wikipedia Page



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


Mark Tatge is the former senior editor in charge of print, video and Web operations for Forbes Magazine and 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.


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


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.


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


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