Mark Fackler

Mark Fackler


  • AB – Westmont College, philosophy, 1969
  • MA – University of Minnesota, mass communication, 1971
  • MA – Wheaton College, theological studies, 1978
  • PhD – University of Illinois, 1982

Academic interests

communication ethics, East African peace and reconciliation, peace journalism and professional media practice

Read Mark Fackler's statement on the integration of faith and communication studies.


An Ethic for Public Communication, with Clifford Christians and John Ferre. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Handbook of Global Communication Ethics, ed., with Robert Fortner. Blackwell: forthcoming.

Ethics and Evil in the Public Square, ed., with Robert Fortner. Original chapter, with Eric Baker: “Journalism Makes You Kind of Selfless: The Kenyan Press Code in Search of a Paradigm.” Hampton: 2010.

Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning, 8th ed., with Clifford Christians, Kathy Brittain McKee, Robert Woods, and Peggy Kreshel (Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2009).

Good News: Social Ethics and the Press, with Clifford Christians and John Ferre (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).

Professional services

Mark Fackler is on the editorial board for the Journal of Communication and ReligionJournal of Media and Religion and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.



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