Johanna Blakley

  • Managing Director & Director of Research, The Norman Lear Center
  • University of Southern California

Johanna Blakley, PhD, is the managing director and director of research at the Norman Lear Center, a research and public policy institute that explores the convergence of entertainment, commerce and society. Based at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, Blakley performs research on global entertainment, cultural diplomacy, digital media and intellectual property law. She has two talks on and she speaks frequently in the U.S. and abroad about her research. She’s co-principal investigator for the Media Impact Project, a program funded by the Gates, Knight and Open Society Foundations, which is a hub for collecting, developing and sharing approaches for measuring the impact of media.