Mark Deuze is Professor of Mediastudies at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include the way we live in media and the ways in which media professionals make it work. Publications of his work include over eighty papers in academic journals and edited volums. His most recent books, are "Managing Media Work" (Sage, 2010) and “Media Life” (Polity Press, 2012). At the moment, Mark is doing research for two forthcoming books on global journalism startup cultures (with Tamara Witschge of the University of Groningen) and on the various ways in which people love media (project titled "Media Love").
Mark has significant experience working and collaborating internationally, and is a sought after speaker at universities and news organisations worldwide. He is an established book author (having published seven books, including two edited volumes), receiving the the 2010/2011 Robert Picard Book Award of the Media Management & Economics division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Before turning to academia, Mark worked as a freelance journalist for various newspapers and magazines in The Netherlands and South Africa. He is also the bassist of grunge metal outfit Skinflower.