Philip M. Napoli is is a nonresident fellow with GMF Cities. He is the James R. Shepley professor of public policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, where he is also the director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. He is a docent at the University of Helsinki and the principal investigator of the News Measures Research Project, an initiative that has focused, since 2014, on conducting actionable research on assessing the health of local news and information ecosystems. 

Napoli has provided research and expert testimony on issues such as local journalism and media ownership to the Federal Communications Commission, the US Senate Commerce Committee, the US Government Accountability Office, and the Congressional Research Service. He has also engaged in research collaborations with organizations such as the New America Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society.

Napoli is the author/editor of eight books, most recently News Quality in the Digital Age (with Regina Lawrence) and Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age. His earlier books include Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences and Foundations of Communications Policy: Principles and Process in the Regulation of Electronic Media. He has published more than 50 articles in legal, public policy, journalism, and communication journals, and more than 30 invited book chapters in edited collections.