Marcus Breen has worked as a researcher, an academic, a consultant and a journalist. He moved from Melbourne, Australia where he was teaching at The University of Melbourne, to teach in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Since then, he has also taught in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, Boston. His academic specialization is political economy and policy in the information and communication and technology industries.
Dr. Breen’s work background includes consulting and advisory experience with Gartner, Multimedia Victoria, State Government of Victoria, Austrade—Federal Government of Australia, Center for International Research on Communication and Information Technologies and numerous clients. As a journalist, he worked for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Music Business International, and News Corporation. His most recent book is Uprising: The Internet’s Unintended Consequences, Common Ground (2011).
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