Professor Jeanette Steemers – VLV Trustee

Professor Jeanette Steemers is Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London. 

A graduate in German and Russian at the University of Bath, she completed her PhD on public service broadcasting in West Germany in 1990. After working for research company, CIT Research, and international television distributor HIT Entertainment, she rejoined academia in 1993. Her book publications include Changing Channels: The Prospects for Television in a Digital World (1998), Selling Television: British Television in the Global Marketplace (2004), European Television Industries (2005 with P. Iosifidis and M. Wheeler), Creating Preschool Television (2010), The Media and the State (2016 with T. Flew and P. Iosifidis), European Media in Crisis (2015  with J. Trappel and B. Thomass) and Children’s TV and Digital Media in the Arab World (2017 with Naomi Sakr). She has published widely on UK television exports, European public service broadcasting and the children’s media industry. Her work has been funded by the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.