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Larry Epstein

Larry Epstein

Teaching Professor and Director of Special Projects

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Contact:

lawrence.l.epstein@drexel.edu

215.895.1623

Epstein is an expert on the media industry and management of media businesses. He spent 25 years in broadcast management, including 14 years with the CBS Broadcast Group and 10 years as an executive in companies serving the television industry. Epstein currently serves as a teaching professor in the Arts & Entertainment Management program and the advisor for WKDU, Drexel’s student-run radio station, and teaches in the television management graduate program.
 
He earned an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and continues to serve as a board member of the Cornell Radio Guild. Epstein’s background in business and entertainment media allows him to assess the driving economic and regulatory forces behind the media industry. Epstein is also a member of Steinbright Career Development Center's Faculty Advisory Board.
 

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In the News

  • CNN Builds New Year’s Eve Ad With Lots of Spin

    Larry Epstein, a teaching professor in Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, was quoted in a Dec. 21 Variety story about CNN displaying sponsor logos in news segments in the lead-up and during its New Year’s Eve broadcast.

  • TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before

    Lawrence Epstein, a teaching professor in Westphal College, was quoted in a March 14 Variety story about rising popularity of television programming about historical social justice events, like ABC's “When We Rise,” and shows that tackle controversial political and cultural issues, like Amazon’s “Transparent.”

  • Donald Trump’s White House Takes Page From TV Publicity Playbook

    Lawrence Epstein, a teaching professor in Westphal College, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Variety story about Donald Trump employing the same marketing tactics that he used to hype “The Apprentice” to promote his presidency.

  • Cable-News Hopes For 'Nightline' Moment For Election-Cycle Shows

    Lawrence Epstein, an teaching professor and department head in Westphal College, was quoted in a Dec. 5 Variety story about post-election cable news coverage. 

  • CBS And The Changing Landscape of Radio

    Larry Epstein, a teaching professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was quoted in a March 25 Philadelphia Business Journal about the sale of CBS radio affiliates.

  • Comcast Close to $250 Million BuzzFeed Deal, Report

    Larry Epstein, a teaching professor in Westphal College and interim head of the Entertainment & Arts Management department, was quoted in a July 30 Philadelphia magazine story about Comcast working on a deal to acquire BuzzFeed.

  • Comcast-TWC deal could face obstacles with FCC

    Lawrence Epstein, a teaching professor in Westphal College, was quoted in a Feb. 19 Philadelphia Business Journal story about the obstacles facing Comcast in its attempt to acquire Time Warner Cable.

  • FCC plan to auction off bandwidth has TV broadcasters upset

    Larry Epstein, an associate teaching professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the interim head of the Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise, was quoted in an April 26 Gimby.org blog post about the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to auction off bandwidth.

  • Student-Run Radio Stations Being Fined

    Larry Epstein, a professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and head of the Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise, was quoted in a Communications Daily story about the Federal Communications Commission fining student-run radio stations.

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