Mark Lloyd - Participant

Mark Lloyd is a professor of professional practice of communication, teaching in both the Communication School and the Journalism School at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School. He also manages the Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS) summer fellowship program in Washington, D.C.

From 2009-2012 he served as the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission, advising the Commission on how to promote diverse participation in the communications field. Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. Lloyd was the vice president for strategic initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Education Fund, where, among other duties, he led a national campaign to assist the most vulnerable communities make the successful transition to digital television service. He was also the Director of the Media Policy Initiative at New America, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Director of a research and advocacy institute he co-founded, The Civil Rights Forum on Communication Policy.

Previously Mr. Lloyd has been the General Counsel of the Benton Foundation, and an attorney at the DC law firm Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. Before becoming a communications lawyer, he was a broadcast journalist, working for public and commercial radio and television, including time at NBC and CNN.

Mr. Lloyd’s academic career includes two years as a visiting scholar at MIT, and several years teaching communication policy at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. The author of numerous popular and academic articles and essays, his book Prologue to a Farce, Communication and Democracy in America was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2007, and The Communication Crisis in America, and How to Fix It, published by Palgrave/Macmillan in 2016. Mr. Lloyd graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a double major in journalism and political science, and from the Georgetown University Law Center.



USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism