Mark Pearson is Professor of Journalism and Social Media at Griffith University in Queensland, and is a journalist, academic, blogger and author. His main areas of research and commentary are media law and ethics. He has written and edited for The Australian, and has been published in a range of publications including the Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
He is co-author of The Journalist’s Guide to Media Law (5th ed, 2015), co-editor of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (Routledge NY, 2015), author of Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued (2012), co-editor of Sources of News and Current Affairs (ABA, 2001) and co-editor of Courts and the Media: Challenges in the Era of Digital and Social Media (2012). He is co-investigator with Jacqui Ewart of the major Australian Government-funded Reporting Islam project (2014-2016).