Diane Mermigas

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.

depaul-university_416x416Diane 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.

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