Dr Leonard Novy

Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM)

Dr Leonard Novy is a political consultant and author. Since 2011, he has served as co-director of the Institute for Media and Communications Policy (IfM), a Cologne-based think tank providing research and advice on media policy, digitalization, journalism and political communication (www.medienpolitik.eu).

Previously, he held positions at various think tanks and media organizations, including the Bertelsmann Stiftung, leading two projects on the political economy of reform and executive governance. He studied at Humboldt Universität and Cambridge University (2001-2006) where he worked on contemporary history, international relations, and (in his doctorate) EU politics. Leonard was Visiting Scholar at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and Fellow at Harvard University’s Department of Government. Recent publications include “Britain and Germany Imagining the Future of Europe. National Identity, Mass Media and the Public Sphere” (Palgrave Macmillan) and the co-edited volumes “Journalismus in der digitalen Moderne” “Zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht. Facetten erfolgreicher Politik” and “Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media – Die deutsche Debatte im internationalen Kontext”.