Gianni Riotta

Luiss Data Lab Director


Gianni Riotta is an internationally renowned journalist. He teaches at the University of Princeton, where he holds the Pirelli Visiting Professorship and at the Luiss Guido Carli, of Rome, where he is co-director of the Master in Open Government and Institutional Communication.

Columnist for La Stampa, he was director of TG1 Rai and del Sole 24 Ore, deputy director of La Stampa and Corriere della Sera. His editorials were published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, El Pais, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Foreign Affairs.

He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Princeton and has collaborated with IMT, School for Advanced Studies in Lucca. He received the America Award from the Italy-US Foundation in 2013. A permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Foreign Policy Editor, in 2018 he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Council for Relations between Italy and the United States.

In December 2017, the European Commission named him among the 39 Experts of the High Level Group for the fight against fake-news and online disinformation, a topic that Riotta also deals with for the WEF in Davos.