Media business journalist, analyst and author
About Diane Mermigas
Diane Mermigas is an award-winning business journalist and columnist specializing in media, entertainment, telecommunications and the Internet, as well as the economics, trends and issues that drive them. She is a “must-read” for her unique contextual big-picture analysis, strategic forecasts, and high-level executive interviews which have become critical to understanding the dramatic and rapid change reshaping these industries.
Ms. Mermigas has contributed to a variety of websites and publications. She served as Contributing Editor and Columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and Contributing Editor to Media Post. For two decades she was a leading columnist, business reporter and senior editor for Crain Communications’ Electronic Media and Advertising Age
A frequent participant in leading industry and business conferences, Ms. Mermigas worked with the World Economic Forum’s Media and Entertainment Strategy Partnership, American University’s Center for Social Media and Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Diane works with media executives to tell their leadership stories in speeches and autobiographies. She has designed and teaches a course for graduating seniors at Boston’s Emerson College on covering the media and entertainment industries using the business reporting skills she excels in. She is writing a timely companion book. She also has served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago where she taught new media studies. She helped students match their skills and interest to marketplace opportunities; and create business models and plans for potential funding sources. Mentoring students in Boston and Chicago is one of her most satisfying endeavors.
Ms. Mermigas also has contributed to CNBC and other television news programs, and to various academic guest speaker series. She is working on several books, and developing media-related educational and analytical materials. She also has served as a strategic planning consultant to a variety of individual companies and service providers such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
She also has served as a strategic planning consultant to a variety of individual companies and service providers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Yankee Group, GE Capital and NBC.
The Wright Stuff
News about the book
At the end of our time on this good earth, who we were and what we did survive in words and deeds that can inspire and change the world. And so it was with Suzanne Wright, who passed away July 29 at age 69 from pancreatic cancer. I have known Bob and Suzanne Wright...read more
Bob Wright shares his unique insights about Donald Trump in his autobiography The Wright Stuff, which I co-authored. Trump's unconventional bid for The White House is driven by a laser-like focus on objectives and burning desire to win which were dramatically evident...read more
Archive of select writings
The short-term tactics that media companies are resorting to in the intensified battle between content suppliers and distributors will do more harm than good to programming economics in the long term. At the moment, all the players are grabbing on to whatever leverage...read more
News About Diane
Diane Mermigas Mentioned On Charlie Rose With Bob Wright. Diane is co-author of the book The Wright Stuff: from NBC to Autism Speaks with Bob Wright (Rosetta Book, March 29, 2016).
I received a nice nod here from guest blogger Amanda Lotz on the B&C website Guest Blog: How OTT Hides Television’s Revolution Terminology of OTT suggests separate worlds of television that are clearly intertwined 3/08/2016 03:00:00 PM The first use I can find of...read more