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Ethics Diversity Sports Journalism, MCO 529
Anderson, who earned his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, was on the faculty at ASU from 1979 until 1999, serving from 1987-1999 as director of the Cronkite School. He was also named the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees Professor in 1994. He is the author or co-author of six books, two of which have gone into subsequent editions: "A 'Washington Merry-Go-Round' of Libel Actions," "Contemporary News Reporting," "Contemporary Sports Reporting," "Electronic Age News Editing," "News Writing and Reporting for Today's Media" and "Writing the News." He also has written more than 75 academic articles, papers, book chapters and workbooks.
A former daily newspaper reporter, sports editor and managing editor, Anderson is a past president of the Nebraska Associated Press Managing Editors Association. He also is a past president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and of the Southwest Education Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a former chair of the steering committee of the Journalism Awards Program of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
He has been active in journalism-mass communications' accrediting process since 1990. He currently serves as vice president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. He is a former two-term chair of the council's national accrediting committee. Since 1990, he has chaired accrediting site-team visits to or conducted pre-accreditation visits to some 45 universities.
In 1996, The Freedom Forum named him Journalism Administrator of the year. He remains the youngest person ever to receive the award. In 2013, he received the Presidential Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.