Transition at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
Tom Rosenstiel, the founder and director of PEJ for the last 15 years, has been named the Executive Director of The American Press Institute. He will assume the new post in January.
Amy Mitchell, who has worked as Deputy Director at PEJ throughout the organization’s 15 years, will become PEJ’s Acting Director.
PEJ’s work will continue and expand as it charts the revolution in news and media. The Project will continue to employ a range of research methods, from content analysis and polling to secondary analysis of audience data and research on the search for a new business model to sustain news reporting.
In addition to Mitchell, PEJ will be led by Associate Director Mark Jurkowitz, the former press critic at the Boston Globe, and the talented team of researchers who produce the annual report on the State of the News Media as well as PEJ’s other opportunistic work on audience trends, the new news ecosystem and the changing economics of news.
The announcement of Rosenstiel’s appointment was made November 19 by API, and the transition at PEJ was announced in a note to Pew Research staff by President Andrew Kohut.