DIANE F. ALTERS is an editor at the Denver Post, covering education and religion. She is coauthor, with Stewart Hoover and Lynn Schofield Clark, of Media, Home, and Family.
GAYNOR BAGNALL is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Culture at the University of Salford, UK. He is coauthor, with Michael Savage and Brian Longhurst, of Globalization and Belonging.
DENISE D. BIELBY is Professor of Sociology and affiliate of the Center for Film, Television, and New Media at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is coauthor, with C. Lee Harrington, of Soap Fans: Pursuing Pleasure and Making Meaning in Everyday Life and Popular Culture: Production and Consumption.
S. ELIZABETH BIRD is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. She is the author of For Enquiring Minds: A Cultural Study of Supermarket Tabloids; The Audience in Everyday Life: Living in a Media World(winner of Best Book Award, International Communication Association, 2004); and editor of Dressing in Feathers: The Construction of the Indian in American Popular Culture.
WILL BROOKER is Field Leader in Film Studies at Kingston University, London. He is author of several books, including Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Iconand Using the Force: Creativity, Community, and Star Wars Fans, and editor of The Audience Studies Reader and The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic.
PATRICK BURKART is Assistant Professor of Telecommunications and Media Studies at Texas A & M University. He is coauthor, with Tom McCourt, of Digital Music Wars: The Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox.