On our next Inside Thunderdome live chat, we will be joined by C.W. Anderson, a professor in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (CUNY).
You might know Anderson as part of the academic triumvirate that produced Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present, a far-reaching look at where the news industry is headed — and what forces are pushing it in that direction. If you haven’t read the report already, Nieman Lab’s Josh Benton put together a great insta-recap. Anderson and his co-authors Emily Bell and Clay Shirky (“the Justice League of New York journalism,” as Benton called them) also did a brief cross-country tour for the report — the video of their Tow Center appearance is a great primer.
We’ll be chatting with Anderson about his recently released book, Rebuilding the News, which he calls a “history of the present.” Based on ethnographic research conducted in Philadelphia newsrooms while working on a doctoral dissertation, the book focuses on the “slow-motion collapse” of Philly’s local newspapers and how numerous actors attempted to reform and rebuild the ecosystem in which they had been embedded.
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