Victor Pickard

Associate Professor

Victor Pickard is an associate professor of media studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. He previously taught at NYU and UVA, and he worked on media policy in Washington, D.C., as a senior research fellow at Free Press (where he is now a board member) and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, and as a policy fellow for Rep. Diane Watson. He has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and his popular writing has appeared in outlets such as The Guardian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Huffington Post, U.S. News, Common Dreams, Jacobin, and The Atlantic. He has authored or edited four books, including America’s Battle for Media Democracy; Media Activism (with Guobin Yang); The Future of Internet Policy (with Peter Decherney); and Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights (with Robert McChesney). Currently he is working on a book titled Democracy Without Journalism.