Chris Atton is Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. He is regarded as one of the leading international scholars in the study of alternative media. His books include Alternative Media (Sage, 2002), An Alternative Internet (2004), Alternative Journalism (Sage, 2008) and the Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media (2015). He is a co-founder of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media. He has made special studies of fanzines and the media of new social movements, as well as the cultural value of avant-garde and other ‘difficult’ forms of popular music. His work on music has appeared in Popular Music, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Popular Music and Society and the European Journal of Cultural Studies.