Silvio Waisbord is Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is the Editor of the International Journal of Press/Politics. Previously, he was Associate Professor in the department of Journalism and Media Studies and Director of the Journalism Resources Institute at Rutgers University. More recently, he was Senior Program Officer at the Academy for Educational Development. He has also been a fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame University, and the Media Studies Center. His current work focuses on journalism,communication and globalization.
He is the author or co–editor of four books, including Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability, and Democracy (Columbia University Press). His work on news, politics,globalization, and development has appeared in several academic journals and edited books.He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at San Diego.