Media Matters

Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media


Patricia Aufderheide is a professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She is the author of, among others, Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2007), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and of Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press, 1999). Dr. Aufderheide says this about her work, "My area of expertise is copyright and fair use, and the way in which not knowing your rights can cripple your creativity, and understanding them can improve freedom of speech as well as quality of work." Call and speak with Dr. Aufderheide and Bob on Sunday.