JACK M. BALKIN is Lafayette S. Foster Professor and Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He teaches courses in constitutional law (with a special emphasis on the First Amendment), torts, jurisprudence, telecommunications and cyberspace law, multiculturalism, social theory, and the theory of ideology. He has written over forty articles on various aspects of constitutional law, civil liberties, jurisprudence, and legal theory, and is the author of Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology ( Yale University Press 1988).
JOEL FEDERMAN is Director of the Center for Communication and Social Policy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among other projects, the Center coordinates the National Television Violence Study, a three-year research effort involving the Universities of California, Texas, North Carolina and Wisconsin. He is the author of Media Ratings: Design, Use and Consequences (Mediascope, 1996).
MARLENE C. GEBAUER received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She is currently an M.L.S. student at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey's School of Communications and Library and Information Science. Ms. Gebauer practiced law for several years, specializing in health care and hospitalization litigation. She is presently a Library Research Assistant at both the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Rutgers University School of Law.
JAMES T. HAMILTON is Director of the Duke Program on Violence and the Media and