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Capital and Control: Their Implications for Media Firms




Speaker: Professor Robert Picard - Reuters Institute

Series: Sociology Guest Speaker Series

The presentation explores how different forms of ownership incentivise media company choices and behaviour. These factors are crucial in evaluating media  companies and the potential outcomes of different types of media ownership.

Robert G. Picard is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute in the Department of Politics and International Relations at University of Oxford. A specialist in media economics and policy, he is the author and editor of 27 books, including Value Creation and the Future of News Organizations, The Economics and Financing of Media Companies, The Internet and the Mass Media, and Media Firms: Structure, Operations, and Performance. He is editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and was previously editor of The Journal of Media Economics.

Picard received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and has been a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has consulted and carried out assignments for governments in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and for international organisations including the European Commission, UNESCO, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation. He has been a consultant for leading media companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, International Authors and Writers Who's Who, and Contemporary Authors.

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1.00pm - 2.00pmMonday 15th October 2012

D104 Social Sciences Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom