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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: heychanders@gmail.com
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“‘Liberal arts journalism is not dead, or even dying. It might actually be more robust than ever.”
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Jay Rosen argues that news evolved to tell people about important events that happened in places they weren’t. But time can create distance as powerfully as space can.
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“Rather than the public being eclipsed or forgotten, there are instead too many publics.”
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In this excerpt from his new book Rebuilding the News, he uses the Philadelphia media ecosystem as a lens on what’s happened to local journalism since 2000.
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The structure of newsrooms reflects how journalists think about their work. As those conceptions change, it makes sense that the structures would change with them.
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Behind Dean Starkman’s “future of news” consensus lurk unanswered questions.
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