Philip Di Salvo

Insitute of Media and Journalism USI

Philip Di Salvo is a post-doctoral researcher based at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)'s Insitute of Media and Journalism in Lugano, Switzerland. Here, he does research about whistleblowing, investigative journalism, Internet surveillance and the relationship between journalism and hacking. At USI, he also teaches journalism both at the Master and Bachelor levels. Philip received his PhD in Communication Sciences from USI with a dissertation about the adoption of encrypted whistleblowing platforms in journalism in summer 2018.

Since 2018, Philip has also been a lecturer at NABA - New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy. As a freelance journalist, he writes for Wired, Motherboard/Vice, Esquire and other publications covering the social impacts of technology. At USI, he also works as the European Journalism Observatory Italian editor. His first book, Leaks. Whistleblowing and hacking nell'età senza segreti, was published by LUISS University Press in 2019.

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