Joan Sabaté is a professor at the School of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna. He teaches sociology of communication, audiences and markets research, journalism projects management and journalism and media management. His field of research is mainly related to media economics and audience research. In 2009, he also was in charge of the Media Innovation Lab (MILAB http://www.milabblanquerna.cat/?page_id=3142&lang=en), the digital platform that the School offers to students and alumni for the development of their ideas and projects. From 2005 to 2014, he was the managing director of the Communication and Culture Audiences Foundation, a non-profit organization that promoted the Barometer of Communication and Culture. He is a member of the Institute of Communication of the Bellaterra Autonomous University (UAB).