Lisa M. George is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is an empirical applied economist specializing in Industrial Organization and Political Economy. Her research focuses on the economics of media markets, spanning traditional and new media. Lisa has published in top economics journals and currently serves as Editor-in-chief of the economics journal Information Economics and Policy and has received several grants and awards for research in media economics. Her current projects include empirical studies of the effect of aggregators on local news markets; product differentiation and competition in television news; and the effect of social networks on the demand for news. Lisa holds her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University.