Skip to main content
For news media
Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

Expert on media industries, creative collaboration, and the production of popular culture

Assistant professor, communication arts College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-8788 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Franchising, formatting, and licensing
  • Cultures of media production
  • Consumer participation and labor in digital environments
  • Television, video games, film, comics, and toys


  • Author, "Creative License: Media Franchising and the Collaborative Production of Culture," NYU Press, 2012
  • Faculty Fellow, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,(2011