Johanna Blakley
Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg

Johanna Blakley, PhD, is the managing director and director of research at the Norman Lear Center, a media think tank at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Johanna performs research on a wide variety of topics, including global entertainment, cultural diplomacy, entertainment education, celebrity culture, fashion, digital media and intellectual property law. She has two talks on Social Media & the End of Gender and Lessons from Fashion’s Free Culture. In partnership with the Gates Foundation and the Knight Foundation, Johanna recently launched the Media Impact Project, a major new initiative devoted to finding the best ways to measure engagement with media and evaluate social impact. Find out more about Johanna on her blog.