MICHAEL J. BUDDS, associate professor, is the coordinator of music history and literature at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of Jazz in the Sixties ( 2nd ed., 1990), the co-author of Rock Recall( 1993), a contributor to Women & Music: A History ( 1991), and the editor of Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music.
SANDRA DAVIDSON, associate professor of journalism and adjunct associate professor of law at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has written legal studies in William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal, and Law-Technology.
LINDSEY R. FORE has researched rock music in the American press as part of her Master's graduate work at Southern Illinois University.
PATRICK B. HILL, a doctoral candidate in the American Culture program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is completing a study of elite journalism's coverage of rap music and African-Amenican youth culture since the end of the Cold War. His other degrees are from Washington University, St. Louis, and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
DAVID SLAYDEN, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is the author of studies on hate speech and the demise of discourse in the computer age. He once was a drummer in a rock band.