Each term I host a number of academic and industry speakers at the University of Oregon, as part of the Demystifying Media speaker series.
New for 2017, we’ve also added a podcast to the list of outputs from these visits, giving me a chance to chat to some amazing people. Here’s our most recent effort, a discussion with C. W. (Chris) Anderson. Chris is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY) and incoming professor of media and communication at the University of Leeds.
He is the author of Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age and Journalism: What Everyone Needs to Know (co-authored with former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie and sociologist Michael Schudson), which has been described as “an accessible, sweeping survey of the past, present, and future of journalism.”
He spoke at the University of Oregon, earlier this month, on Where Data Journalism Comes From. For the TL;DR version of his talk – and more – check out our conversation below.