Kasia Anderson is a communication scholar and a journalist with two decades of experience at online and print publications. She has reported for the New York Daily News, The Wrap, Reuters, The Orlando Sentinel, Salon and Truthdig, where she currently serves as executive editor. She has also worked in the nonprofit sector as associate director of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. At Truthdig, she’s been part of an editorial team that has won seven Webby Awards, and she has received top reporting honors at the Los Angeles Press Club and the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Anderson’s research specialties include entertainment and politics, digital journalism, cultural studies, rhetorical criticism and the attention economy. In May 2018, she completed her doctorate at USC Annenberg with a dissertation about an emerging mode of communication co-produced by the rise of reality and social media, by developments in news and entertainment media, and by the ongoing merger between the domains of celebrity and politics.