Barbara J. Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the University of Illinois, she ws on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara for 12 years. Her research focuses on the social and psychological effects of mass media on youth. She is coauthor of three book volumes of the National Television Violence Study (1997-1998). In addition, she has published more than 50 scientific articles and chapters on media effects and their implications for public policy. Recent projects include children's emotional reactions to television news and adolescents' interpretations of sexual messages in the media. Professor Wilson has served as a consultant for Nickelodeon, the National Association of Television Program Executives, and Discovery Channel Pictures. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication and serves on the editorial boards of several other academic journals.Victor C. Strasburger is the author of 'Children, Adolescents, and the Media', published 2008 under ISBN 9781412944670 and ISBN 1412944678.