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Grzegorz Piechota

Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow
Poland
Google Digital News Initiative

Grzegorz Piechota studies technology-enabled disruption patterns across industries, including news media. As Research Associate at Harvard Business School in Boston, Mass., he focuses on business model innovation.

His project at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism examines the impact of digital platforms on business models of the U.K. and international news organisations, with a focus on paid digital content.

In addition, Piechota serves as a digital strategy adviser for Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora) and consults with media companies worldwide. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International News Media Association, and its past president in Europe. He is an active member of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Online News Association, and the Global Editors Network.

Piechota is an experienced editor and news media executive. He began his career at Gazeta Wyborcza in 1996 as a reporter in one of the smallest local offices rising to a news editor and a vice-president of Agora Foundation. A 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Piechota explored the transformation of the media business and the future of work in creative industries. 

His published research reports include "Evaluating Distributed Content in the News Media Ecosystem", "The Facebook-Media Relationship Status: It's Complicated" (2016) and "Making money with Facebook. The digital business strategy of news publishers” (2017).

Piechota graduated in law. He lives in Oxford with his wife and two children. He speaks fluent English, Russian, and Polish and communicates in German.