Victor Pickard is an assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he taught media studies at NYU and the University of Virginia, and he worked on media policy in Washington, D.C. as a Senior Research Fellow at the media reform organization Free Press, and at the public policy think tank the New America Foundation, and as a Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Diane Watson. He has published over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters on the history and political economy of media institutions and media reform activism. He frequently speaks to the press about current policy debates and his op-eds have appeared in news outlets like The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic. He is the editor (with Robert McChesney) of Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, and the author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy.