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Co-Director, JMAD Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology

Dr Merja Myllylahti is Co-Director at the AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD). She is also lecturer at AUT teaching media communication and media ethics papers. Her current research interests lie in platforms and attention economy; digital media revenue models; and media ownership. She is an experienced financial journalist and TV reporter having worked 15 years in London for newspapers, TV and online media.


  • 2011–2016
    Researcher, project manager, AUT


  • 2015 
    Auckland University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    London City University , Masters in Electronic Publishing