Mike Ananny


USC Annenberg

Mike Ananny is an Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, an Affiliated Faculty with USC’s Science, Technology and Society research cluster, and a 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He studies the intersection of journalism practice and technology design, the public significance of networked news infrastructures, and the ethics of algorithmic systems. He has held fellowships and scholarships with the Berggruen Institute, Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center on Internet and Society, Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, LEGO, and Interval Research. He was a founding member of Media Lab Europe, a postdoc with Microsoft Research’s Social Media Collective, and has consulted for LEGO, Mattel, and Nortel Networks. His PhD is from Stanford University (Communication), SM from the MIT Media Lab (Media Arts & Sciences), and BSc from the University of Toronto (Human Biology & Computer Science). He has published in various academic and popular venues, is the author of Networked Press Freedom (MIT Press, 2018), is writing a book on absence and silence in online journalism (Yale University Press), and is also co-editor (with Laura Forlano and Molly Wright Steenson) of Bauhaus Futures (MIT Press, 2019).