February 28, 2021

Mark R. Howard

Executive Editor of Florida Trend • mhoward@floridatrend.com

Mark Howard Mark R. Howard

Mark Howard has been executive editor of Florida Trend since 1998. He grew up in and was graduated from high school in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Before joining Florida Trend in 1996, Mark worked for the Nashville Banner, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Newsday on Long Island, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune, where he was executive business editor and city editor. In the early 1980s, he worked for the Tennessee State Department of Education during the administration of Gov. Lamar Alexander and was recognized for his contribution to part of Alexander's education reform effort. Mark is a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida.

Columns by Howard:

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A decade ago, more than 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students were enrolled at the University of South Florida's College of Education.
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The GOP's effective Florida ground game was evident in the 2020 election.
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It didn't generate big headlines, but an important organization has relocated its headquarters in Tallahassee.
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Over the past 20 years, two of the biggest changes in Florida have involved the state's educational institutions.
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In the face of a Big Event, it seems to be an occupational hazard ... for some journalists to leap from the initial experience of the event to overblown, simplistic conclusions.
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Sifting and sorting through the data and the mess ... it's possible to say a few things that will hold up as we move forward.
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The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis echoes off Florida's own sorry racial history.
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Two ships, two struggles to do the right thing.
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The saga of the Rodman Dam will enter its 50th year in a few months.
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The strategy of trying to moderate the spread of the coronavirus continues as we await the development of a vaccine or effective therapy.
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