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Janna Quitney Anderson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University and she works as a research fellow for the Pew Internet & American Life Project. She is the author of the book "Imagining the Internet," (Rowman & Littlefield) and the "Future of the Internet" book series (Cambria Press). She is a member of the editorial board of Newspaper Research Journal; a reviewer for New Media & Society; and a contributor to State of the Future reports.
She is a lead author of Pew Internet's "Future of the Internet" survey and director of Imagining the Internet, http://www.imaginingtheinternet.org/, a Webby Honors-winning online compilation of survey studies and documentary videos illuminating the potential future of the Internet. This project, launched in 2003, has involved hundreds of Elon students in global communications research. It has created an amazing archive of thousands of predictions about the future of the Internet, many of them packaged in video format.
Anderson has written articles for USA Today, Advertising Age and the New York Times News Service. She serves on the boards of the Lifeboat Foundation and DiploFoundation. She earned her MA in journalism at the University of Memphis and she has been on the faculty at Elon University since spring 1999. Previous to that she spent 20 years working as an award-winning copy editor, reporter, and features editor at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.