The English Department is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Schoofs, Yale class of ’85, to teach Journalism in Spring 2012. He succeeds Jill Abramson, who left our faculty this year when she became editor-in-chief of the New York Times. Schoofs, currently a senior editor at Pro Publica, is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter with more than 20 years of experience as a journalist and an editor. Prior to joining Pro Publica, he was an investigative reporter for the Page One section of the Wall Street Journal, and a staff writer for The Village Voice, where his series on AIDS in Africa won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Schoofs has special expertise in global health reporting, and has reported from more than 25 countries on four continents.
The Journalism seminar, ENGL 467, is the qualifying class for the Yale Journalism Initiative. As part of his work for Yale, Schoofs will play an active role in mentoring Yale Journalism Scholars to help prepare them for internships and professional positions in journalism. Our students will benefit immensely from working with such an acclaimed and talented writer, someone with vast experience in domestic and international reporting, and in writing about science and public policy.
For more information please see a recent article published from the Yale Daily News.