Jonathan Taplin

Expert in entertainment business, Internet and popular culture, and the influence of the news media on the economy

Professor of Communication
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


  • Internet
  • wireless communications
  • pop culture
  • global entertainment economics
  • cable TV
  • network TV
  • media consolidation
  • film business/production
  • music business
  • banking crisis
  • economics of recovery legislation

Additional Information

  • Member, California Broadband Taskforce
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO of Intertainer
  • Member, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Former vice president of media mergers and acquisitions for Merrill Lynch
  • Tour Manager for Bob Dylan and The Band (1969)
  • Producer of Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets” (1973)
  • Advisory Board, The Democracy Collaborative, University of Maryland


  • French


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