School of Communication
A well-known expert on the Wikipedia project, Andrew Lih’s book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia, (Hyperion 2009) is an acclaimed narrative account of the online community that has created one of the most influential Web sites in the world. Lih’s research continues in analyzing Wikipedia’s influence, including its intersection with the role of journalism and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) as knowledge creation in the public interest. He is a technology commentator for KCET in Los Angeles and a regular panelist on the weekly PBS MediaShift audio/video podcast. Lih comes to SOC from the University of Southern California where he was an associate professor and Director of New Media. Prior to USC, Lih taught at the University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Center as journalism professor and assistant director of technology. While in China, he developed an expertise in China’s Internet development, technology and online censorship system.