Dr. Christopher J. Finlay is the Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in digital media cultures, sports communication, global media industries, and political communication. He has a particular interest in the impact of digital communication on American politics and journalism, the 1st Amendment, global media events like the Olympics, and Chinese media industries. Dr. Finlay is the author of over a dozen scholarly works. These include, most recently, “Real Men, Himbos, And Bros: Continuity And Change In The Portrayal Of Masculinities In Sport-Dirtied Beer Advertising” with Dr. Lawrence Wenner, “The Right to Profitable Speech: Olympians, Sponsorship, and Social Media Discourse” and “Building a Better Winter Dream: Beijing 2022 and the International Olympic Committee”. In addition, Chris regularly contributes to popular media through expert commentary and original think pieces. His most recent is “Powering Down” for LMU Magazine.