Professor of Journalism and International Relations, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA

Michael is a journalist and educator whose assignments have taken him around the globe, and whose “balanced and comprehensive” coverage of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa earned him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. From 1997-2000, Parks served as editor of the Los Angeles Times and as of June 2013, Parks is the School of Journalism’s interim director.