BA, DipEd, MLitt, LLM, PhD
Professor of Journalism and Social Media, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
- Media law and ethics
- Social media law and risk management
- Social media literacy
- Journalism education and research
Current teaching areas
- Media Law
- Professor Pearson blogs from journlaw.com and tweets from @journlaw
- For publications go to Griffith Experts - Professor Mark Pearson
- Chief Investigator on collaborative Australian Research Council (ARC) $92,000 Linkage grant project (with four others) 2009-2011 ‘Vulnerability and the new media: Investigating print media coverage of groups deemed to be vulnerable in Australian society and the media’s understanding of their status’.
- Australian Broadcasting Authority 2001 — $110,000 awarded to Professors Mark Pearson and Jeffrey Brand of the Centre for New Media Research and Education to investigate and report upon sources of news and current affairs in Australia.
- Positive Ageing Foundation of Australia 2002 – $25,000 grant for establishment of website on ageing and the media
- Awarded $5000 in 2011 by the Mindframe National Media Initiative to document the restrictions on the media in reporting mental health tribunal matters across the eight state and territory jurisdictions and provide analysis on the implications of this for journalists’ practice in reporting crimes involving ‘involuntary mental health consumers’.
- Journalism Education Association, Australia (life member)
- Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication
- Asian Media Information and Communication Centre
- International Media Lawyers Association
- Amnesty International