Victor Pickard

Victor Pickard is a professor of media policy and political economy at the Annenberg School for Communication. Previously he taught at NYU and the University of Virginia. He also worked on media policy in Washington, D.C., as a senior research fellow at the media reform organization Free Press and the think tank New America, and as a policy fellow for Congresswoman Diane Watson. He has authored or edited six books, including the award-winning Democracy Without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society (Oxford University Press, 2020) and America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He is a board member for Free Press and he frequently collaborates with activists, policymakers, journalists, and community groups focused on media reform. Since 2012, he has co-directed the annual Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS) program in Washington D.C. With Sarah J. Jackson and Todd Wolfson, he co-directs the Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center.