Joseph R. Dominick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1970. He taught for four years at Queens College of the City University of New York before coming to the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia where, from 1980 to 1985, he served as head of the Radio-TV-Film Sequence. Dr. Dominick is the author of three books in addition to The Dynamics of Mass Communication and has published more than thirty articles in scholarly journals. From 1976 to 1980, Dr. Dominick served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting. He has received research grants from the National Association of Broadcasters and from the American Broadcasting Company and has consulted for such organizations as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Chemical Society.
Fritz Messere received both his undergraduate degree (1971) and his master’s degree (1976) from State University of New York. He is chairman of the Communication Studies department at Oswego State University and professor of broadcasting and telecommunications. In addition to Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet, and Beyond, Professor Messere is the coauthor of four books on media and media production. He has broad experience in radio and TV production. He has served as external assistant to FCC Commissioner Mimi Wayforth Dawson, as senior fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policy, and on the National Experts Panel on Telecommunications for the Rural Policy Research Institute.
Barry L. Sherman (1952–2000) was a professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. From 1986 to 1991 he served as chair of the Department of Telecommunication. Dr. Sherman was named director of the George Foster Peabody Awards in 1991, a position he held until his death. In addition to Broadcasting,
Cable, the Internet, and Beyond, Dr. Sherman was the author of Telecommunications Management: The Broadcast and Cable Industries and The Television Standard. His writings also appeared in a variety of scholarly and professional publications. Dr. Sherman was active in many professional organizations, including the Broadcast Education Association, the International Radio and Television Society and the Museum of Broadcast Communications.