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Andrew Lih

Andrew Lih is an associate professor of journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia and is a noted expert in online collaboration and digital news innovation. He is the recipient of a 2015 Knight Foundation grant for creating Wikipedia learning spaces for open source content, in association with the US National Archives and Records Administration.

A veteran of AT&T Bell Laboratories, he was a principal/founder of Mediabridge Infosystems, creator of the first online New York City guide ( He has degrees in computer science from Columbia University, where he helped start the new media program at the School of Journalism in 1995. His multimedia reporting of China and the 2008 Summer Olympics has appeared in the Wall Street Journal newspaper and web site.

He is a regular contributor to the MediaShift weekly podcast. He has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), the Online News Association, TEDx, Wikimania and Wikisym and his work and commentary has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz and The Washington Post.