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Janna Anderson
Director of Pew Internet’s Imagining the Internet website; Assistant Professor of Communications and Director of Internet projects, Elon University; Author, "Imagining the Internet"

Janna Quitney Anderson is an assistant professor and director of internet projects at Elon University's School of Communications. Her expertise is concentrated in the fields of internet history; the future of the internet; and print/online journalism. She has directed several major studies for the Pew Internet & American Life Project, building the “Imagining the Internet: A History and Forecast” site ( and its various research components and completing an ethnographic study of the use of the internet by small-town families ( ). She is the author of the book "Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives," (2005, Rowman & Littlefield). She joined the faculty at Elon in 1999, following a 20-year career as an editor and reporter for daily newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. She has written articles for the New York Times News Service, USA Today, Newspaper Research Journal, Operant Subjectivity and Advertising Age. She is a co-author of the 2005 Pew Internet report "The Future of the Internet" ( ), and is completing a follow-up survey to that report.
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