About Me / CV
Bio: C.W. Anderson’s dissertation, “Breaking Journalism Down” (final title) examines current journalistic practices in Philadelphia, Pa, along with the knowledge claims embedded within those practices. The outcome of an in-depth ethnographic research project examining the sociology of local news production, his dissertation argues that academic concepts like “discovering the news,” “deciding what’s news,” and “digitizing the news,” need to be supplemented by a concept of networked news production that sees “the news” as emerging through the work of a heterogeneous collection of institutionalized reporters and nonprofessional journalists. Anderson’s academic interests include journalism studies, online and citizen’s journalism, media sociology, communications and social theory, social movements, and political theory. With Michael Schudson he has published “News Production and Organizations: Professionalism, Objectivity, and Truth Seeking,” in the Handbook of Journalism Studies, as well as additional chapters in a number of academic collections. Prior to graduate school he worked as a reporter / editor in all stages of the news production process with New York City Indymedia and The New York Indypendent, a local biweekly newspaper. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University and an MA and MPhil from Columbia. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner Jessica and two mischievous cats..