Jonathan Knee

Professor of Professional Practice; Co-Director

Media Program

BA, Boston University; MSc, Trinity in Dublin, Ireland; MBA, Stanford; JD, Yale

Joined CBS in 2001

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Jonathan Knee

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Teaching and research interest

Professor Knee teaches Media Mergers and Acquisitions and co-teaches The Media Industries: Public Policy and Business Strategy with Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School. He also serves as co-director of the Media Program with Professor Sarvary. Professor Knee is a Senior Advisor at Evercore Partners. Before joining Evercore as a Senior Managing Director in 2003, Professor Knee was a Managing Director and Co-head of Morgan Stanley's Media Group. He was previously Publishing Sector Head in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group at Goldman Sachs. Prior to becoming an investment banker, he was Director of International Affairs at United Airlines and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post and he is the co-author of Curse of the Mogul (Portfolio:2009) and author of The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade that Transformed Wall Street (Oxford: 2006).


Bloomberg LP – More Than the Box?: Spring 2014
Author(s): Jonathan Knee, Miklos Sarvary

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Petersen Publishing (A and B): Fall 2012
Author(s): Jonathan A. Knee

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The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies (2009)
Author(s): Jonathan Knee, Bruce Greenwald, Ava Seave

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The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street (2006)
Author(s): Jonathan Knee

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Working Papers

Agenda Chasing and Contests Among News Providers (2014)
Author(s): Zsolt Katona, Jonathan Knee, Miklos Sarvary

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