Silvio Waisbord is Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and Guest Professor at Stockholm University’s Department of Media Studies, hosted by the Leading Research Environment in Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication, during the Fall 2016 semester. His books include (with Soledad Segura) Media Movements: Civil society and media policy reform in Latin America (Zed, 2016), Media Sociology: A Reappraisal (editor, Polity, 2014), Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective (Polity, 2013). He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication and former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. Dr. Waisbord has published on news and politics, journalism, global health communication, communication and social change, and media policy. He has lectured and worked in more than 30 countries, has written or edited 10 books, and published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper columns.