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Dr Chris Atton

is Reader in Journalism at the School of Creative Industries, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. His books include Alternative Literature (Gower, 1996), Alternative Media (Sage, 2002) and An Alternative Internet (Edinburgh University Press, 2004). He has edited special issues on alternative media for Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism and Media, Culture and Society (both 2003). <>

Megan Boler

is an Associate Professor at OISE/University of Toronto where she teaches graduate studies in education, philosophy, and media. She is the author of Feeling Power: Emotions and Education (Routledge,1999) and editor of Democratic Dialogue in Education: Troubling Speech, Disturbing Silences (Peter Lang, 2004). Her multimedia Website Critical Media Literacy in Times of War is widely used, and she has collaboratively produced a study guide to accompany the 2003 documentary The Corporation. Megan's academic webpage can be found at <>

Trish Bolton

lectures in Media at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne (Lilydale campus). She is currently working on a PhD thesis that looks at the potential of online alternative journalism to challenge the dominance of mainstream news media. <>

Dr Axel Bruns

lectures in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (Peter Lang, 2005) and co-editor with Joanne Jacobs of Uses of Blogs (Peter Lang, 2006). His blog is at <>

Zach Devereaux

is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities, Toronto. Zach recently published an essay (with Stan Ruecker) in Human IT, entitled ?Online Issue Mapping of International News and Information Design?. <>

Greg Elmer

is Bell Globemedia Research Chair and Director of the Infoscape Research Lab, Ryerson University. He is author of Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy (MIT Press, 2004). <>

Dr Graham Meikle

is the author of Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (Routledge, 2002) and News and Current Affairs (Palgrave, forthcoming). He lectures in the Media Department at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. <>

Lee Salter

is a lecturer in journalism and media studies in the School of Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England. His research is in the broad area of radical politics and communications. <>

David Skinner

is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at York University. David has published several articles on alternative media and is co-author and co-editor of Converging Media, Diverging Interests: A Political Economy of News in the United States and Canada (Lexington, 2005). <>