Mark Zusman (born 1954) is the editor and publisher of Willamette Week, an alternative newspaper and media company based in Portland, Oregon. He has been the paper's editor since 1983, and became its publisher in 2015, when Richard Meeker stepped down from that position.
Zusman and business partner Richard Meeker created City of Roses in 1982. In 2005, Willamette Week became the first and only weekly newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and the first to win a Pulitzer for a story that was first published on the web. In 1986, Zusman was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for Business Journalism for stories he wrote about Nike. In 2013, Zusman was inducted into the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication Hall of Achievement.
Zusman has been the president of the board of the Independent Media Institute based in San Francisco. He was elected to the board of the Washington D.C.-based Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (now the Association of Alternative Newsmedia) in 2005 and later served as its president. He serves as a judge for the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.
Zusman taught journalism at the University of Oregon and has lectured at the Academy of Alternative Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He is also a former fellow of the East–West Center.
Zusman and Meeker are the founders of MusicfestNW, a two-decades-old music festival that takes place in clubs throughout Portland and on the waterfront each summer. He is the founder of TechfestNW, an annual conference in Portland, Oregon.
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