Patricia Aufderheide is a professor in the School of Communication at American University, where she is the director of the Center for Social Media. She is the author of Documentary: A Very Short Introduction.
David Axe is a military correspondent living in Washington, D.C. Since 2005 he has reported from Iraq, Lebanon, East Timor, Afghanistan and Somalia. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Times, C-SPAN and BBC Radio, among many others. He blogs alongside tech writer Noah Shachtman at Danger Room. He can be reached at david_axe-at-hotmail.com.