Mark Lloyd

Director of the New America Foundation's Media Policy Initiative

Mark Lloyd has devoted a career at the crossroads of media and communications policy. He has worked as a lawyer, a public policy researcher and advocate and a journalist. He is the director of the New America Foundation's Media Policy Initiative.

From 20092012, he served as the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission. Previously Mr. Lloyd was the vice president for strategic initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Education Fund, where, among other duties, he oversaw media and telecom initiatives, leading a national campaign to help the most vulnerable communities make the successful transition to digital television service.

Mr. Lloyd has also been a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and from 2002-2004 he was a visiting scholar at MIT, where he conducted research and taught communications policy. Mr. Lloyd has also been the general counsel of the Benton Foundation, a domestic policy advisor at the Clinton White House, the executive director of the Civil Rights Forum on Telecommunications Policy and an attorney at the D.C. law firm Dow, Lohnes & Albertson.

Before becoming a communications lawyer, Mr. Lloyd was an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, working for public and commercial radio and television, including CNN and NBC. He has served on boards and advisory committees for the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Alliance for Public Technology and chaired the CPB-funded Independent Television Service. He is the author of numerous articles, essays and the book Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America.

Mr. Lloyd received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Georgetown University.

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