Craig LaMay is an associate professor and faculty associate at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research. He is also a former editorial director of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, a former editor of Media Studies Journal, and a former newspaper reporter. LaMay’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Federal Communications Law Journal, Health Policy, Communications and the Law, and many other publications.
He is the author or editor of several books, among them Exporting Press Freedom: Economic and Editorial Dilemmas in International Media Assistance; Journalism and the Problem of Privacy; Democracy on the Air, with Ellen Mickiewicz, Donald Browne and Charles Firestone; To Profit or Not to Profit: The Commercial Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector, with Burton Weisbrod; and Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television and the First Amendment, with Newton Minow.
LaMay’s research and writing interests concern journalism in democratizing and post-conflict societies;commercial and public broadcast regulation; and competition between non-profit and for-profit firms. He holds a B.A. from Brown and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.