LARRY DAVID SMITH is Assistant Professor of Communication at Purdue University. He is the author of several articles concerning political communication in general abd the national conventions in particular. He has also contributed to many other volumes, including Campaigns in the News (Greenwood Press, 1987).
DAN NIMMO is Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, Baylor University. He was formerly Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. Considered by many in the field to be the father of political communication, he is a member of several editorial boards and a frequent book reviewer for Choice and several political magazines. He is the author of 25 books and numerous articles on political communication.