Sergio Splendore is Assistant Professor at University of Milan where he presently teaches Communication Research and Media Sociology. His research interests include journalism studies and political communication. He has authored or co-authored papers in these areas for New Media & Society, Journalism, Sociology Compass, Media, Culture and Society, Journalism Practice and Journal of Popular Television. Current research involves journalism professionalism, digital journalism, data journalism. He is part of The Worlds of Journalism Study network.