Links to Associate Professor Janna Quitney Anderson's courses and research...
Imagining the Internet: A revealing look at what Internet stakeholders and skeptics forecast, combining the future, present and past
One Neighborhood, One Week on the Internet: Elon-Pew Research on Family Internet Use
Online News Editors Survey and Links to Sites Regarding Structuring Online Media Ethics Codes and Protocols
BS, Moorhead State University, 1978; MA, University of Memphis, 1999; Elon faculty since 1999; Pew Internet researcher since 2003
years of professional media experience in print journalism.
|nderson's expertise is concentrated in the future of networked information technologies.|
|She is the director of Imagining the Internet, a web-based foresight and history public-good project.|
This 6,500-plus-page resource offers thousands of expert predictions about the future of information/communications, and a section that allows anyone anywhere to add predictions to the site. It also offers survey data, videos, audio files, extensive sections on the future of the world and the past history of communications, a KidZone, and a Teachers' Tips section. The site (www.imaginingtheinternet.org) has won international acclaim, including coverage in the New York Times and other national and international news outlets.
This is one of her several major research pieces for the Pew Internet & American Life Project; she is the lead author of the Future of the Internet survey series for Pew Internet, and she also directed a 2001 study of the use of the Internet by small-town families (www.elon.edu/pew/oneweek/). These studies add to the documentation of the history and predicted future of networked information and communications technologies and help inform the policymakers who are leading us into the future. Most of the projects incorporate at least some undergraduate research elements involving Elon students more than 120 students have participated in this work.
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Anderson, an associate professor in Elon University's School of Communications, is the lead author of the "Future of the Internet" book series published by Cambria Press. She is the author of "Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives," published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2005. The book was selected as a "Choice" title by the American Library Association in 2006 - a must-have work for library reference collections.
Anderson was a mainstage speaker at Accelerating Change 2005 at Stanford University and was a participant in the 2006 Metaverse Roadmap Summit, projecting the future use and impact of synthetic online virtual-reality worlds. She led teams that recorded ethnographic interviews at the first Internet Governance Forum, in Athens in November 2006, and the second IGF, in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.
Her 2000 research report on editing and ethics at online newspaper operations received world and national media attention, including coverage on the ABC Radio Network and in USA Today, Editor & Publisher Online, the Freedom Forum site, and on many other outlets. Her website on ethics for digital information providers is a resource that receives a great deal of traffic. She also served as a consultant for the Online News Association's credibility study in 2001. Her research and teaching concentrations include the Internet, newswriting, editing, and communications ethics. AEJMC's News Division named her as the nation's outstanding journalism educator in 2008.
Over the course of the 20-year career she enjoyed in print journalism prior to joining the Elon faculty in 1999, Anderson worked every job in the typical daily newspaper editorial department, ranging from obituary writing, page design, pagination and slot and rim work to the police beat to features and sports writing (including coverage of the 1987 and 1991 World Series) to opera and film reviews (including celebrity interviewing in Los Angeles). She has traveled across Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
She has received dozens of national and regional writing, reporting, and design awards, and her work has been published by USA Today, The New York Times News Service, Advertising Age and regional publications. She was instrumental in two major newspaper redesign projects, including one with Mario Garcia of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She is the winner of several national and international awards for web design and content.
She has been married 30 years and has a 21-year-old son and a 14-year-old
daughter. She is a classic-film and pop-culture buff, a kayaker and an
avid baseball fan.
Examples of scholarly writing:
"Future of the Internet III: Technology Experts Expect Major Advances as Mobile Devices Provide Primary Access." Research report released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 2008. Co-author, Lee Rainie. Published in book form as "The Future of the Internet Vol. 3: Ubiquity, Mobility, Security" in 2009 by Cambria Press.
"Future of the Internet II: Technology Thinkers and Stakeholders Believe the Internet Will Continue to Spread in a 'Flattening' and Improving World." Research report released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, September 2006. Co-author, Lee Rainie. Published in book form as "The Future of the Internet Vol. 2: Hopes and Fears" in 2008 by Cambria Press.
"Future of the Internet I: Technology Experts and Scholars Evaluate Where the Network is Headed." Research report released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, September 2006. Co-author, Lee Rainie. Published in book form as "The Future of the Internet Vol. 1: Up for Grabs" in 2008 by Cambria Press.
"Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives." A book outlining the development and future of networked communications, published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
"Online Daily Newspaper Ethics 2000." Presented at AEJMC National Convention, Phoenix, August 2000, and National Student Media Convention, New Orleans, October, 2001. Co-author, Dr. David Arant, University of Memphis.
"Defamation in Cyberspace: A New Category has Been Established for Internet Service Providers." Presented at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Chapel Hill, NC, March, 2000.