Mike Ananny

University of Southern California

Mike Ananny

Mike Ananny is an Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism and Affiliated Faculty of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He studies how the cultures that create digital news, algorithmic systems, and artificial intelligence infrastructures structure public life. He co-directs the interdisciplinary USC collective MASTS (Media As SocioTechnical Systems), the Sloan Foundation project Knowing Machines (with Kate Crawford and Jason Schultz), and the USC Center on Generative AI and Society.  He is the author of Networked Press Freedom (MIT Press, 2018), co-editor (with Laura Forlano and Molly Wright Steenson) of Bauhaus Futures (MIT Press, 2019), and publishes in various interdisciplinary venues including Journalism Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and Critical Internet Studies. He was a postdoctoral scholar at Microsoft Research, and holds a PhD from Stanford University (Communication), a Masters from the MIT Media Laboratory, a Bachelors (Computer Science & Human Biology) from the University of Toronto. He regularly writes for popular press outlets including The Atlantic, WIRED, Harvard's Nieman Lab, and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Mike Ananny