Vasily V. Gatov
Vasily V. Gatov (Moscow/Boston), Mass Media and Communications researcher, analyst, media manager and media investment expert.
Since 1985, Gatov has been working in most media industries: news agencies, newspapers, magazines, TV/radio, media management in TV and publishing, printing, etc.
Selection of professional activities:
2014-present: Visiting Fellow, Center of Communication Leadership & Policy, Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, University of Southern California. The research project focuses on the last 25 years of Russian media history.
2010-2013 Organizing Board for «Future of Media» Forum (fmf.ria.ru), responsible for the content program of the Forum as well as guest speaker selection.
2010-2012 Lecturer at Higher School of Economics (School of Media Communications and School of Integrated Communications), delivering a course for graduate students on «Innovation in Media Companies» and also selected seminars on new media foundations, digital PR & public communications practices.
2011-2014, Head of the Novosti MediaLab (New Media Technologies LLC) – a research and development arm of the biggest Russian news & information agency RIA Novosti (apparently reorganized under President Putin’s decree). Under his management Novosti Media Lab had conducted a number of research projects that received a broad recognition both in Russian science circles and professional media community.
2006-2012 vice-president of the Russian Publisher’s Guild (www.gipp.ru) for research and technology and still holds the position in The Guild’s Board.
In 2008, Gatov was elected Board Member of IFRA (www.ifra.net) and consequently became Board Member of WAN-IFRA after a merger of two major international associations in newspaper’s world.
2005-2010 Director of Strategy, Adviser to the Board – Media3 (http://media3.ru pre-2008 – Media Investment Division of «Promsvyazcapital»)
1996-1999 Deputy CEO, News Service Director, Producer – RenTV Channel
General management, creative management, investor relations for one of the first Russian independent TV networks.
Prior to 1996: Jjournalist and news producer for various Russian and international media, such as ABC News, BBC News & Current Affairs, ZDF and SAT1(Germany), WTN, Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), Izvestia Daily, Moskovsky Komsomolets.
1986-1990 Moscow State University, School of Journalism.