Juan Luis Manfredi is a professor of Journalism at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) and academic director of the Esade-PwC Public Sector Observatory. He has been principal investigator of the project "Public communication, transparency, accountability and participation in local governments" (CSO2013-46997-R).
Manfredi has directed "Media pluralism monitor in Spain 2015", a project of the European Institute of Florence to measure pluralism and diversity in the media and communication companies. Manfredi is a senior contributor at Real Instituto Elcano, a leading Spanish think tank on international and strategic studies. He is a frequent contributor to Cinco Días, a business daily in Spain, and editorial counselor at EsGlobal.es.