Philip M. Napoli

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Philip M. Napoli is a professor of communication and media management at the Fordham Schools of Business and director of the university’s Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. An internationally recognized expert in the areas of media regulation and policy, media institutions and media audiences, he holds a PhD from Northwestern University.

Professor Napoli is the author or editor of five books, most recently Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences, published in 2011. His 2003 book Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace won the Robert Picard Award for best book in media management and economics from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition, Professor Napoli has written more than 60 scholarly articles and book chapters, which have been published in outlets such as the Journal of Communication, the Federal Communications Law Journal, the Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of Advertising, the Harvard International Journal of Press Politics, and Media, Culture & Society.

Organizations such as the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the National Business and Economics Society have bestowed honors and awards on Professor Napoli’s research. He has received support from sources such as the Ford Foundation, the New America Foundation, the Center for American Progress, the Phoebe Haas Charitable Trust, the Benton Foundation and the Social Science Research Council.

Professor Napoli has provided formal and informal expert testimony to the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Senate, U.S. Government Accountability Office, New York City Council and Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. He sits on the editorial boards of six academic journals and has served on the advisory boards of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and the Magness Institute. He holds an appointment as a docent in the department of communication at the University of Helsinki and is a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation. In 2010-2011, he was a visiting research collaborator at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

Cited often by the media, Professor Napoli has been interviewed for the NBC Nightly News, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and the Boston Globe, as well as for media in Germany, Switzerland and Finland.