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- Rosemary Jann professor of English, George Mason University
- Eric Nuzum winner of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award for news writing, he is the author of "Parental Advisory" and contributes essays and features to NPR and the public radio program "Market Place."
- Michael Dirda Pulitzer Prize winning book columnist for the Washington Post and author of "Readings," "An Open Book," "Bound to Please," and "Book by Book."
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