Mark Blaine is an award-winning writer, investigative reporter, and editor. His focus in the School of Journalism and Communication is on storytelling and new media, and his writing interests have recently focused on the evolution of sports and rules. Over the past five years, he has worked to develop wiki-, blog-, and content-management-based systems for basic reporting and information gathering courses. He also advises Flux Magazine and has worked to adapt it from a print-only publication to a web-centered, social-media-wired experience for SOJC students. He was previously the editor of Forest Magazine, a national environmental magazine dealing with public land policy issues.
Blaine worked for four years in the mid-1990s at the Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina) as an editor and investigative reporter. He is the author of Whitewater: The Thrill and Skill of Running the World’s Great Rivers (Black Dog and Leventhal, 2001) and was a ghost writer for To the Sea (Black Dog and Leventhal, 2000). His work has also appeared in Canoe and Kayak, Oregon Humanities, and Oregon Quarterly.
- MS, University of Oregon, Literary Nonfiction, 2000
- BJ, University of Missouri, 1993
Areas of Expertise
- Multimedia journalism
- Feature writing