Associate Professor Benedetta Brevini

School of Literature, Arts and Media

Benedetta Brevini, PhD is a journalist,  media activist and Associate Professor in Political Economy of Communication at the University of Sydney. She holds Visiting Fellowships at the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University, London, at WZB in Berlin and at the Centre for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University, Budapest. Before joining academia she worked as journalist in Milan, New York and London for CNBC, RAI and the Guardian and held tenured positions at City University London and Brunel University London. She writes on The Guardian’s Comment is Free and contributes to a number of print and web publications including South China Morning Post, OpenDemocracy and the Conversation. She is the author of several books including Is AI good for the Planet ?(2021); Amazon, Understanding a Global Communication Giant (2020); Public Service Broadcasting online (2013) and editor of the volumes Beyond Wikileaks(2013), Carbon Capitalism and Communication: Confronting Climate Crisis (2017), Climate Change and the Media (2018). She is currently working on a new book project on Communication and the Climate Crisis. (Polity,2022).