Professor of New Media Studies
Graduate in Philosophy, University of Palermo; studies, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. Formerly: 1996, Co-Founder, Golem, an early Internet magazine with Umberto Eco; US Correspondent and Columnist, Corriere della Sera and L'Espresso magazine, based in New York; 1998-2002, Co-Editor, La Stampa; 2004-06, Co-Editor, Corriere della Sera; 2006-09; Editor, Rai TG1 television programme. Member: Council on Foreign Relations; Advisory Board, Romance Language Institute, Princeton University. Former Coach, Blue Lions soccer team, for three winning seasons in New York. Author of books, including Prince of the Clouds: awarded Vittorini prize in Italy; finalist Medici Award France, Book of the Year Bol.com and Florio Prize, UK. Named one of top 100 public intellectuals in world, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines.