Communication Technology Update & Fundamentals - Editors

August E. GrantAUGUST E. GRANT, PH.D.

J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of South Carolina

Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research on new media technologies and consumer behavior. His teaching and research combine the study of traditional and emerging media, with emphases on media management, organizational structure, integrated communication, and consumer behavior. He’s been editor of Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, since 1992. His work in media convergence includes founding and serving for five years as Executive Editor of The Convergence Newsletter, chairing twelve national conferences on convergent journalism since 2002, and directing the Newsplex Summer Seminar program to train academics in convergent journalism.

Jennifer H. MeadowsJENNIFER H. MEADOWS

Professor & Chair, Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology,
California State University, Chico

Dr. Meadow's teaching and research integrate practical and theoretical concerns related to television production, virtual reality, digital signage, the relationships between media and users, and changing media behavior in the new media marketplace. She has been working on the Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, since 1995 and has been co-editor since 1998.