Roberta Carlini is a part-time assistant professor at the EUI. Roberta joined the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) and the Centre for a Digital Society (CDS), based at the Schuman Centre of the European University Institute, after a career as journalist, specialised in economic and social issues.
Her research in media studies focuses on the economic dimension of media pluralism and media freedom. At CMPF, Roberta contributes to the project ‘Monitoring media pluralism in the digital era’ (Media Pluralism Monitor), where she coordinates the Market Plurality area, focusing on media ownership concentration, media sustainability, digital markets, working conditions of journalists, public support to the media sector, editorial independence from commercial and owners’ influence. She co-authored the national report of MPM for Italy in the years 2020-2023. In 2022, she contributed to the Study on Media Plurality and Diversity Online, with a chapter on the online advertising market.
Roberta holds a degree in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza) and a Master’s degree in Public Finance at Centro Nazionale Ricerche (CNR). As a journalist, she covered economy and public finance, job market, media, education, social and gender issues for several Italian media; she has been deputy editor-in-chief of the newspaper Il Manifesto, and of the weekly magazine Pagina 99. She makes regular contributions for the magazine Internazionale and for Rai Radio Tre. She co-founded inGenere.it, a web-magazine disseminating knowledge and expertise on Gender and Economics, and is a consultant for Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini. As an essayist, she has written several books, most recently ‘Come siamo cambiati. Gli italiani e la crisi’ (Laterza, 2015).