Andrew Lih is a new media journalist and associate professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He's the author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia and is a noted expert in online collaboration. He is a contributor to PBS MediaShift and appears on their weekly podcast. A veteran of AT&T Bell Laboratories, he was a principal/founder of Mediabridge Infosystems, creator of the first online New York City guide (ny.com). He has degrees in computer science from Columbia University, where he helped start the new media program at the School of Journalism in 1995. His multimedia reporting of China and the 2008 Summer Olympics has appeared in the Wall Street Journal newspaper and website. From 2009 to 2013, he was associate professor at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and directed the new media program.