Robert G. Picard is one of the world’s leading academic experts on media economics and management and government communications policies. He is North American Advisor for the Reuters Institute in the Department of Politics and International Relations at University of Oxford, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, Yale University. He was formerly Director of Research at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, and a research fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also on the faculties of the University of Canberra, Australia, the Institute of Media and Entertainment, IESE Business School in New York, the Center for Media Management and Economics at Tsinghua University in China, and the University of Tampere, Finland. He is the author and editor of 30 books including Handbook on the Economics of the Media, Media Clusters: Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities (Edward Elgar Publishing), The Economics and Financing of Media Companies (Fordham University Press), Media Product Portfolios: Issues in Managing Multiple Products and Services (Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers), Media Firms: Structures, Operations and Performance (Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers), The Internet and the Mass Media (Sage), The Newspaper Publishing Industry (Allyn & Bacon), Media Economics: Concepts and Issues (Sage), Press Concentration and Monopoly: New Perspectives on Newspaper Ownership and Operation (Ablex), and Joint Operating Agreements: The Newspaper Preservation Act and Its Application (Ablex). He has written hundreds of articles on media issues for scholarly journals and industry publications. Picard has been the editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and The Journal of Media Economics. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous other journals.