José M. Álvarez-Monzoncillo is a Full Professor of Audiovisual Communications at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He is currently the Course Director of a master’s degree in Television Journalism (URJC-RTVE) and Director of the INFOCENT research group.
His research and teaching interests include international media strategies, media branding, media business models, media and cultural policy, social media, and media industries/cultural industries.
He has worked for a range of national and international organisations, including the Spanish Ministry of Culture, Fundesco, BIBE Conseil, Européen Observatoire Audiovisuel, Spanish Association of Electronic Commerce (AECE), European Network for Communication & Information Perspectives, GECA, Advisors AB, EGEDA, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Instituto Italiano per l'Industry Culturale, and L´Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazione. He has worked alongside several international consultants for various national and international clients and has participated in numerous courses at several business schools.
He is the author of ten books published between 1992 and 2017: El futuro del audiovisual en España (1992), La industria cinematográfica en España (1993), Imágenes de pago (1997), Presente y futuro de la televisión digital (1999), El futuro del ocio en el hogar (2004), Alternativas de Política Cultural (2007), La televisión etiquetada: nuevas audiencias, nuevos negocios (2011), Watching the Internet: The Future of TV (2011), Millennials, la generación emprendedora (2017) and Youtubers&Intragramers: the new business of the Influence (2021).
He is also the co-author of 40 books, over 42 articles published in scientific journals and around 141 papers on topics related to the economics of media, cultural industries and innovation technology.