Tune in this Friday at noon Central for the latest in our series of live YouTube broadcasts with author C.W. Anderson (@Chanders). Anderson is a journalism ethnographer who spent much of the last decade studying the sweeping changes happening in Philadelphia’s news ecosystem and what they mean for the future of journalism. He’s written about it in his new book, “Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age” (http://amzn.com/B00AWNBHW0).
We’ll talk with Anderson about the evolving role of metro journalists. How has citizen journalism and social media changed what we do? How does the way we think about “the public” affect how we cover the news? How important is collaboration to our survival, and how can newsroom cultures hinder or promote that collaboration? Anderson is currently working as an assistant professor of media culture at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). He also writes regularly for Harvard University’s Nieman Lab.
Anderson will be interviewed by MNSPJ programming co-chair and freelance journalist Dan Haugen (@DanHaugen). If you’d like to join the conversation, you may submit questions or comments during the program using the Twitter hashtag #MNSPJchat. Friday, February 8, noon Central at http://www.youtube.com/user/mnspj