Andrew Lih is a new media researcher, consultant and technology author (listen to a recent Radio New Zealand interview here). After a decade in academia as a professor of journalism and media studies, he spent two years researching and writing the book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia (Hyperion 2009), the only nonfiction narrative account about the online community that has created one of the most influential Web sites in the world. He was previously an assistant professor of journalism and new media at the Hong Kong University Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
After founding one of the first dot-com companies in New York in 1994, Lih created the new media program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where he served as adjunct professor and director of technology for their Center for New Media from 1995 to 2000. During that time, he taught the first generation of new media journalists and advised New York media companies on content strategy and Web site design. He also developed the first guidelines for the Pulitzer Prizes to accept digital multimedia submissions, starting in 1999. Lih’s work and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, National Public Radio, MSNBC, CNN International, South China Morning Post and The Standard (HK), among others. He was recognized as a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation in 2000 and by the Asia Society in 2007.