Irene S. Berkowitz

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Instructor, Ted Rogers MBA Policy Research Fellow, FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies The Creative School Toronto, Ontario iberkowi@ryerson.ca Mobile: (416) 433-8758

Bio/Research

Irene S. Berkowitz, PhD, is Senior Policy Fellow, Audience Lab at The Creative School, Ryerson University. She is Executive Producer/Host of 2 podcasts, The Sessions [LINK TO COME], about Canada’s historic media policy pivot, in collaboration with Playback; and Mediaucracy [LINK TO COME] about h...

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Bio/Research

Irene S. Berkowitz, PhD, is Senior Policy Fellow, Audience Lab at The Creative School, Ryerson University. She is Executive Producer/Host of 2 podcasts, The Sessions [LINK TO COME], about Canada’s historic media policy pivot, in collaboration with Playback; and Mediaucracy [LINK TO COME] about how screen creators from anywhere and everywhere build global audiences. Berkowitz is author of the 2021 book on legacy media, Mediaucracy: Why Canada hasn’t made global TV hits and how it can; and lead author/researcher of the 2019 report on new media, Watchtime Canada: How YouTube connects creators and consumers. A producer, writer, researcher, teacher, and speaker, Berkowitz’ expertise is requested by The Globe and Mail, Playback, CBC, CMF Trends, BNN-TV, Global TV, CTV, SiriusXM, betakit, Yahoo Finance; Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada Media Fund (CMF), MacDonald Laurier Institute (MLI) Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), Digital Media at the Crossroads (dm@x). Berkowitz teaches MBA (Ted Rogers School of Management) and MA courses (The Creative School) that prepare students for careers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Previously an award-winning writer-producer and TV development executive, Berkowitz is a graduate of Cornell University (BA), University of Chicago (MA), Ryerson University (PhD), and Singularity University Executive Program in Mountain View, California.

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

Karen Benner
Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3494

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