Edward Wasserman

Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Edward Wasserman is dean and professor of journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. He joined Berkeley in 2013 after a decade as Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. He writes and lectures widely on media rights and wrongs, and his academic interests include conflict of interest, plagiarism, confidentiality and source protection. From 2001 to 2016 he wrote a biweekly column on the media that was distributed nationally by the McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Wasserman joined W&L in 2003 after a career in journalism that began in 1972. He worked for news organizations in Maryland, Wyoming, Florida and New York. Among other positions, he was CEO and editor in chief of American Lawyer Media’s Miami-based Daily Business Review newspaper chain, executive business editor of the Miami Herald, city editor of the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, and editorial director of Primedia’s 140-publication Media Central division. Wasserman received a B.A. in politics and economics from Yale, a licence in philosophy from the University of Paris, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.