James K. Anderson is a freelance writer, journalist, social theorist and doctoral candidate in the college of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He was born, lived, learned and worked in the US Midwest the first 29 years of his life. He currently resides in Oceanside, California. He taught media studies classes at California State University San Marcos during the fall 2015 semester. His academic writing has appeared in journals like Critical Studies in Media Communication and the International Review of Information Ethics. His journalistic work and commentaries have been featured in outlets including Truthout, In These Times, Toward Freedom, ROAR Magazine, ZNet, Re.framing Activism and The Partially Examined Life.