Davide Morisi is currently completing a PhD in Political Science at the European University Institute. His research focuses on the effects of media on public opinion and political behavior, employing mostly survey and experimental methods. Davide has both academic and professional expertise in the media and communication sector. Before joining CMPF, he gained a master’s degree in media policy at the London School of Economics, with a dissertation on media pluralism and the case of News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB’s. He holds also an MA and BA in communication studies from the University of Bologna. Davide has worked as a communication assistant for the Communication Directorate-General of the European Commission, as a journalist for Italian daily newspapers, and as a campaign manager for two electoral campaigns.