Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Schoofs leads investigative journalism programming at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. Before joining USC, he launched and led the global investigations team at BuzzFeed News. There, his reporters exonerated the wrongfully imprisoned, uncovered abuse at America’s largest psychiatric hospital company, revealed abuse and neglect at America’s largest for-profit foster care company, and exposed how the United Kingdom turned a blind eye to 14 suspected Russian assassinations on British soil. Work he oversaw won a Polk and a National Magazine Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize two years in a row. Prior to BuzzFeed, Schoofs was a senior editor at ProPublica, working with investigative reporters covering a wide range of topics, from Wall Street to the environment. For more than a decade, he was a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. While a reporter with The Village Voice, he was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for an eight-part series that detailed the devastating impact of the AIDS crisis in Africa. He was also part of The Wall Street Journal team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.