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Articles by C.W. Anderson

C.W. Anderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). His most book, Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age, was published in 2013. Anderson was a lead researcher at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on the report Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present. He was a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and in 2010 he served as a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation. He has been a pioneer in the theory and practice of citizen journalism, guiding one of the earliest “DIY journalism” websites, the NYC Independent Media Center, from 2001-2008. You can usually find him somewhere in Brooklyn. Email:
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