Lynne Schafer Gross is presently a Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at California State University, Fullerton. She has written ten other textbooks and hundreds of magazine articles. In 1999 she was the recipient of the Frank Stanton Award for Distinguished Contribution to Electronic Media Education and in 1997 she received the Distinguished Education Service Award from the Broadcast Education Association. She is a past governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has also chaired that organization’s Library Committee and Student Activities Committee. As Past President of the Broadcast Education Association she increased membership 24% and funding 59%. Professionally, she is currently Associate Producer for the video series “Journeys Below the Line” and in the past she was Director of Programming for Valley Cable TV and the producer of numerous radio and TV programs for public, commercial, and cable outlets. Her teaching and consulting have taken her to many countries including Malaysia, Swaziland, Estonia, Australia, Guyana, and Russia. Her doctorate is from UCLA.
James Foust is an Assistant Professor and current head of the Broadcast Journalism sequence at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He has worked for more than six years in Television production and news videography and editing. James Foust has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and a MS in Journalism from Ohio University. He received his BA in Telecommunications from Youngstown State University.
Thomas D. Burrows is Professor Emeritus in the Radio, TV, and Film Department at California State University, Northridge. Retirement from full-time teaching hasprovided him the opportunity to pursue a number of activities relating both to his academic background and to his work as a professional broadcaster. He continues to work with California State University, Northridge, on a number of projects, and he is active in the production division of the broadcast Education Association. During his earlier career as a producer and director, he received the Christopher, Emmy, and Peabody awards. He holds an M.A. degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California.