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C.W. Anderson

  • Assistant Professor of Media Culture
  • Knight Media Policy Fellow
  • New America
  • 13Followers
  • 17Following

Professional experience

Knight Media Policy Fellow

New America Foundation

February 2010 - Present

Assistant Professor, Media Culture

CUNY - College of Staten Island

August 2009 - Present

Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project

School of Law, Yale University

August 2009 - Present



Columbia University

September 2003 - May 2009(6 years)


Indiana University

September 1995 - May 1999(4 years)


During over a decade of ethnographic research on local news production, C.W. Anderson has charted new forms of journalistic work, has analyzed and the possibilities of -- and barriers to -- institutional collaboration, and has cataloged new forms of journalistic authority. He has studied new business models for news, cultural challenges to journalistic professionalism, and the relationship between practices of software development and journalism. In 2009, he served as the lead research assistant for the Columbia University report The Reconstruction of American Journalism. Also in 2009, he completed his doctoral dissertation Breaking Journalism Down: Work, Authority and the Collapse of Metropolitan Journalism, 1997-2009, which drew on his research in Philadelphia. Anderson currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the City University of New York, and a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington DC. He is a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project and blogs regularly for Harvard University's Nieman Lab. Anderson has a Ph.D. in Communications from Columbia University. For seven years he volunteered at the New York City Independent Media Center and helped organize the inaugural Grassroots Media Conference in New York City.


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