Victor Pickard is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication where he co-directs the Media, Inequality, and Change Center. Victor’s research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, and the politics and normative foundations of media policy. He has published dozens of scholarly articles, book chapters and policy reports, as well as essays for The Guardian, The Nation, Jacobin and The Atlantic. He has authored or edited five books, including America’s Battle for Media Democracy; Media Activism in the Digital Age (with co-editor Guobin Yang); Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights (with co-editor Robert W. McChesney); and After Net Neutrality (with co-author David Elliot Berman). His book Democracy without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society will be published with Oxford University Press in November 2019.