Selected Writing


Anderson, C.W. (2013). Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Professional Monographs

Anderson, C.W., Len Downie, and Michael Schudson (2016). The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Anderson, C.W., Emily Bell, and Clay Shirky. (2012). Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present. Published by the Tow Center and Columbia University, under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Edited Volumes

Boczkowski, Pablo and C.W. Anderson, co-editors (2017). Remaking NewsCambridge, MA: The MIT Press

Witschge,Tamara, C.W. Anderson, David Domingo, and Alfred Hermida, co-editors (2016). Sage Handbook of Digital Journalism Studies. London, UK: Sage

I. The Long History of Data Journalism

Anderson, C.W. (2017) Social survey reportage: Context, narrative, and information visualization in early 20th century American journalism.” Journalism 18 (1), 81-100

Anderson, C.W. (2015). “Between the Unique and The Pattern: Historical Tensions in Our Understanding of Quantative Journalism.” Article for special issue of Digital Journalism: Journalism in the Era of Big Data edited by Seth Lewis

Anderson, C.W. (2015). “Early-Modern Journalism and Its Boundaries: Between Theory and Belief.” Chapter for Boundaries of Journalism, edited by Matt Carlson and Seth Lewis (Routledge).

Anderson, C.W. (2012). “Towards a sociology of computational and algorithmic journalism,” New Media and Society 

II. Artifacts, Metrics, and Shifting News Practices

Anderson, C.W. (2011). “Deliberative, Agonistic, and Algorithmic Audiences: Journalism’s Vision of its Public in an Age of Audience Transparency,” International Journal of Communication 5(2011) [OPEN ACCESS]. Online at

Anderson, C.W. (2011). “Between  Creative and Quantified Audiences: Web Metrics and Changing Patterns of Newswork in Local U.S. Newsrooms,” Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism. 12(5): 550-566

III. News Ecologies, Ecosystems, and Diffusion

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

IV. Journalistic Authority, Expertise, and Power

Anderson, C.W. (2017) “Assembling publics, assembling routines, assembling values: Journalistic self-conception and the crisis in journalism,” chapter in The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered Jeffrey C. Alexander, Elizabeth Butler Breese, Maria Luengo (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Anderson, C.W. (2011). “From Indymedia to Demand Media: Journalism’s Visions of its’ Audience and the Horizons of Democracy.” The Social Media Reader. Michael Mandiberg, ed. (NYU Press)

Anderson. C.W. and Michael Schudson (2008). “News Production and Organizations: Professionalism, Objectivity, and Truth Seeking.” Handbook of Journalism Studies. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Thomas Hanitzsch, eds. (Lawrence Erlbaum, ICA Handbook Series)

Anderson, C.W. (2008).  “Journalism: Expertise, Authority, and Power in Democratic Life.”  The Media and Social Theory. David Hesmondhalgh and Jason Toynbee, eds. (Routledge)

Anderson, C.W. (2007). “Grassroots Journalism on the Web: An Overview.” Making Our Media. Clemencia Rodriguez and Dorothy Kidd, eds. (Hampton Press)

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