Thomas S. Blanton is the Director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His is the receipient of journalism's George Polk Award and his articles have appeared in The International Herald-Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Slate, the Wilson Quarterly, and many other publications.
Hodding Carter III is professor of leadership and public policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. A longtime journalist, his work as chief correspondant on the PBS show Inside Story won him four national Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
David Cole is the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches constitutional law, national security, and criminal justice. He is also the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Ronald Goldfarb is a veteran Washington D.C. attorney, author of 13 books, and a literary agent. He has worked as trial counsel in the US Air Force JAG, a prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice and severed as special counsel to a congressional investigation.
Jon Mills is Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and Director of Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law. From 1978-1988 he served in the Florida Legislature and was Speaker of the House in 1987-1988. As a lawyer, he has appeared in courts nationwide arguing on topics including voting rights and constitutional law and, as a teacher, he has directed major studies in Brazil, Poland, Haiti, and Central America.
Barry Siegel is a Professor of English at the University of California Irvine and the Director of the UC Irvine Literary Journalism Program. From 1980-2003 he worked as a national correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and won numerous journalistic accolades including The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
Edward Wasserman is the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at The University of California Berkeley. He writes an internationally distributed biweekly column for the Miami Herald and contributes to numerous other media outlets, frequently sharing his take on journalistic issues ranging from political campaign coverage and plagiarism to WikiLeaks.