Iason Athanasiadis studied for an M.A. in Contemporary Iranian Studies at Tehran's School of International Relations and is currently a 2007–2008 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He spent 10 years covering the Middle East for many newspapers including the Asia Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.
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.