Dr. Michael I. Niman is a syndicated award winning freelance journalist and regular columnist for Buffalo, New York’s ArtVoice and Canada’s Coldtype. He has conducted fieldwork in Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Canada, the and across the United States. He is also a professor of journalism and media studies at , a two time Project Censored Award winner and author of “People of the Rainbow: A Nomadic Utopia” (Univ. of Tennessee Press). Niman, who holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, recently served as Consulting Producer for the Documentary Film, “ .” His columns, articles and book chapters are archived at http://mediastudy.com/articles.