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Roberta Carlini

Assistant Part-time Professor

Centre for a Digital Society

Assistant Part-time Professor

Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom

Contact info

[+39] 055 4685 743


Villa Malafrasca, VM015

Working languages

Italian, English

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Roberta Carlini is Assistant Part-time Professor at the EUI. Roberta joined the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), based at the Schuman Centre of the European University Institute, after a career as journalist, specialized in economic and social issues.

Her research in media studies focuses on the economic dimension of media pluralism and media freedom.  At CMPF Roberta contributes to the project “Monitoring media pluralism in the digital era” (Media Pluralism Monitor), where she is in charge of the Market Plurality area, focusing on media ownership concentration, media sustainability, digital markets, working conditions of journalists, public support to the media sector. She co-authors the national report of MPM for Italy. In 2022 she contributed to a study on Media plurality and diversity online, co-authoring the chapter on the online advertising market. She is a member of the Centre for a Digital Society, based at the Robert Schuman Centre.

Roberta holds a degree in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza) and a Master’s degree in Public Finance at CNR (Centro Nazionale Ricerche). As a journalist, she covered economy and public finance, job market, media, education, social and gender issues for several Italian media; she has been deputy editor-in-chief of the newspaper il manifesto, and of the weekly magazine Pagina 99. She makes regular contributions for the magazine Internazionale and for Rai Radio Tre. She co-founded (a web-magazine disseminating knowledge and expertise on Gender and Economics) and is a consultant for Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini.  As an essayist, she has written several books, most recently “Come siamo cambiati. Gli italiani e la crisi” (Laterza, 2015).

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