Created by Porter Anderson
Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) is a 28-year career journalist whose venues have included three of Time Warner’s CNN networks, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Observer, D Magazine, the Tampa Tribune, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and other media. Anderson’s roles in newspapers, magazines, network television, and online network news have included critic, reporter, editor, managing editor, news anchor, and senior producer.
He is a Fellow with the National Critics Institute and has professionally reviewed books, theatre, dance, music, and visual arts for several mainstream media. In books, his primary interest is in literary fiction. With Dan Blank of We Grow Media, he has produced a series of publishing-industry conference guides as an adjunct to his ConfabWorld live-tweet coverage of select conference sessions.
Anderson has served a United Nations P5 diplomatic posting to Rome as Creative Advisor and Multi-Media Manager to the UN’s World Food Programme. And he was Creative Consultant and Executive Producer to INDEX: Design to Improve Life, the Danish government’s awards program for international humanitarian design in Copenhagen under the royal patronage of HRH Frederick, Prince of Denmark.
Anderson holds a BA (William and Mary), an MA (University of Michigan) and an MFA (Florida State University Asolo Conservatory). He has done special readings in the psychology of the arts at the University of Bath, England.
He is a member of Digital Book World, the American Men’s Studies Association, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the American Theatre Critics Association (former executive committee member) and the International Association of Theatre Critics (former vice president).
Anderson is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He is a longtime supporter of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). As part of his interest in the potential impact of serious music and writing on each other, he has made the first challenge grant to listeners of Q2 Music , the 24/7 live-streaming contemporary classical Internet service of NPR flagship WNYC/WQXR in New York.