C.W. Anderson holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Since 2009 he has also served as a visiting fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. From 2009-2010, he was a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation.

Professor Anderson is completing a book on the future of journalism, Networking the News: The Struggle to Rebuild Local Journalism in the Web Era, 1997-2011. He has published academic articles in Political Communication, Journalism, and numerous anthologies on digital media. He blogs regularly for the Nieman Journalism Lab and the Atlantic Online. His future research will examine the changing relationship between digital journalism and American politics, as well as shifting ideas of how journalists produce social knowledge.


Ph.D., Columbia University

Scholarship / Publications

2010: International Communications Association (ICA), Gene Burd Urban Journalism Research Prize

C.W. Anderson. (2011) “Web Production, News Judgment, and Emerging Categories
of Online Newswork in Metropolitan Journalism,” accepted for publication in
Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism

C.W. Anderson (2011) “Deliberative, Agonistic, and Algorithmic
Audiences: Journalism's Vision of its Public in an Age of Audience Transparency.” International Journal of Communication. 5 (2011), 24pgs.

C.W. Anderson (2011). “Blowing Up the Newsroom: Ethnography in an Age of
Distributed Journalism.” Making Online News: Newsroom Ethnography in the
Second Decade of Internet Journalism . David Domingo and Chris Paterson,
eds. (Peter Lang Publishing)

C.W. Anderson. (2010) “Journalistic Networks and the Diffusion of Local News: The
Brief, Happy News Life of the “Francisville Four,” Political Communication
27(3), pg. 289-309