J.D., Georgetown Law (2007)
B.A., Case Western Reserve U. (1999)
Mark Grabowski is a professor, lawyer and columnist. He's currently an associate professor specializing in cyber law and digital ethics at Adelphi University in New York. He also writes an award-winning column on politics for the Washington Examiner. Previously, he worked as a lawyer and newspaper reporter.
The Digital Age has brought with it a set of big communication opportunities and challenges -- and I joined Adelphi's faculty about a decade ago to help students succeed in this rapidly evolving environment. I primarily teach courses involving the intersection of communication and technology, such as cyber law, blockchain and web journalism. My courses examine many of the legal, policy and ethical issues raised by the emergence and dominance of the Internet as a means for communication, commerce and social interaction. But that's not all I do. One of the great aspects of Adelphi is the many opportunities it affords for interdisciplinary and international learning. As a columnist and former newspaper reporter, I also have an interest in journalism and have taught courses in newswriting, media relations and media law & ethics. In January 2016, I took journalism students to Cuba to report on the changes underway. Working with diverse populations and learning about other cultures is an exciting part of life at Adelphi.
Cyber Law & Ethics
media law, media ethics, online media, journalism, public relations
Cyber law, media law, media ethics, free speech, crytpocurrencies and blockchain
Mark Grabowski (2019). The Law of eSports. In R. Rogers (Ed.) eSports: Understanding the World of Competitive Video Games. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Mark Grabowski (2016). Fantasy Sports Law. In J. Spinda, N. Bowman & J. Sanderson (Eds.). Fantasy Sports: Perspectives from the Fields. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Mark Grabowski & Sokthan Yeng (2014). The Ethics of Privacy: Questioning Media Coverage of the Tiger Woods Sex Scandal. In Mitchell Land & Bill Hornaday (Eds.). Contemporary Media Ethics: A Practical Guide for Students, Scholars and Professionals in the Globalized World, 2nd ed. (pp. 190-203). Spokane, WA: Marquette Books.
Mark Grabowski & Pallavi Guniganti (2012). Applying Common Carriage to Network Neutrality. In Zack Stiegler (Eds.). Regulating the Web: Network Neutrality and the Fate of the Open Internet. (pp. 71-91). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield / Lexington Books.
Mark Grabowski (2010). Associated Press Style. In Sheryl Hinman and Tom Winski (Eds.). Journalism: Writing for Publication, 3rd ed. Westlake, OH: Center for Learning.
Mark Grabowski (2018, August) Cryptocurrency Law for Retail Investors. Indiana Law Review. 52.
Mark Grabowski (2018, August) Should the U.S. Reclaim Control of the Internet? Evaluating ICANN’s Administrative Oversight Since the 2016 Handover. Nebraska Law Review.
Mark Grabowski (2017, Summer), How to Prevent Fake News in Scholastic Media. Communication: Journalism Education Today, 40.4, 3-5.
Mark Grabowski (2017), Give Gorsuch a 21st Century Litmus Test. Yale Journal on Regulation, 35, 1-8.
Mark Grabowski (2016), Justice Scalia 2.0: Replacing "The Supreme Court’s Unlikely Defender of Technology". Communications Law Review, 16.2, 61-80.
Mark Grabowski & Pallavi Guniganti (2015), Take U.S. Internet Regulations Back to the Future. Stanford Law & Policy Review Online, 26, 36-44.
Mark Grabowski (2014), Telecoms Have Ethical Obligation for 'Net Neutrality'. Media Ethics, 26.1.
Mark Grabowski (2014, Fall), Harness the Power of the Internet. Communication: Journalism Education Today, 48.1, 31-39.
Mark Grabowski (2014, Spring), Both Sides Win: Why Using Mediation Would Improve Pro Sports. Harvard Journal on Sports & Entertainment Law, 5-2, 189-214.
Mark Grabowski & Sokthan Yeng (2012), Ethical Considerations for Mug Shot Websites. Digital Ethics, 85, 99-116.
Mark Grabowski (2011), Are Technical Difficulties at the Supreme Court Causing a 'Disregard of Duty'? Journal of Law, Technology & Internet, 3, 93-112.
Mark Grabowski, et al (2015). Cameras in the Courtoom. In Southern States Communications Association. The Marriott Waterside, Tampa, FL.
Mark Grabowski (2014). Emerging Challenges in Freedom of Expression. In Southern States Communication Association. The Sheraton, New Orleans, LA.
Mark Grabowski (2014). Both Sides Win: Why Pro Sports Should Utilize Mediation. In International Association for Communication and Sport's Summit on Sport and Communication (pp. 24). Cornell Club, New York, NY.
Mark Grabowski (2013). The Dissemination of Communication Through Mediated Devices. In New York State Communication Association's annual conference. Honors Haven Resort & Spa, Ellenville, NY.
Mark Grabowski (2013). Resolving International Conflicts of Law in Internet Jurisdiction. In International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Mark Grabowski (2013). Applying Common Carriage to Network Neutrality in the U.S. In Southern States Communication Association (pp. 40). The Seelbach Hilton, Louisville, KY.
Mark Grabowski & Sokthan Yeng (2011). Identity and the Web of Information: A Look at Mug Shot Mania in Digital Media. In International Symposium on Digital Ethics (pp. 30). Chicago, Illinois.
Mark Grabowski (2011). Technical Difficulties at the Supreme Court. In Southern States Communication Association’s Annual Convention (pp. 20). Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mark Grabowski (2009). Convergence Frenzy: Succeeding in the New Media Market. In Institute on Political Journalism: Politics, the Press & the Economy. Washington, DC.
Mark Grabowski (2016, July). ICANN and the Challenge of Global Internet Governance. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Mark Grabowski (2017, March). The Tragic Decline of Viewpoint Diversity in Academia. Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN.
Mark Grabowski (2016, February). Anonymous Sources in Journalism. The King's College, New York, NY.
Mark Grabowski (2014, August). The Battle for Control of the Internet. TEDx, Shanghai, China.
Mark Grabowski (2014, April). Anonymous Sources: Legal & Ethical Issues. CUNY - Hunter College, New York, NY.
Mark Grabowski (2013, July). Resolving International Conflicts of Law in Internet Jurisdiction. American Institute on Political and Economic Systems, Prague, Czech Republic.
Mark Grabowski (2012, May). U.S. Media & 2012 Election. American Graduate School in Paris, Paris, France.
Mark Grabowski (2011, January). Press, Policy and Law in the Internet Age. Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA.
Produced “Journalism Ethics & Rules” video, used in online supplement for “Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (9th ed.).” Published by Allyn & Bacon in 2012.
Creator of CubReporters.org, a journalism website with 48,000+ visitors per month.
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
2020-21 Fulbright Scholar Research Award to Philippines
2015 James Madison Prize for Outstanding Research in First Amendment Studies
2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards, 1st Place for Best Commentary/Editorial
2003-04 Congressional Fellowship, American Political Science Association
2012 Adelphi University Faculty Technology Grant
Board of Visitors at Institute of Political Journalism, Washington, DC, March 2010 – present
Chair, Freedom of Speech Division, Southern States Communication Association, 2014-16
Faculty Senate, member
AAUP Steering Committee, member
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