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Authors and Collaborators

Authors and Collaborators

Many partners contributed to this report.

The chapter on newspapers was co-authored by Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute. Andrew Tyndall of ADT Research gave particularly close reads and copious suggestions on the Cable TV chapter. The rest of the chapters were written by the staff of the Project. Bill Kovach, the chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, served as a consultant to the Report.

From the Project, researchers conducted the data aggregation and did initial drafting in the following areas: David Vaina for the network and online chapters, Gauri Malhotra for the cable and local television chapters, Niki Woodard for the radio and parts of newspaper chapters, and Dante Chinni, for the ethnic, alternative and magazine chapters. Banu Akdenizli, Michael Smith, Tricia Sartor, Kenny Olmstead and Jessica Golding worked on the Web site analysis under the supervision of Niki Woodard and Amy Mitchell. Jennifer Fimbres managed the budget and distribution.

Amy Mitchell, the Project’s deputy director, and Tom Rosenstiel, its director, supervised the project, edited the chapters and wrote the analytical components.

The Web firm, Blattner Brunner designed the Web site. The Project’s staff put the design into effect. The programming consultant Don Bell designed and programmed the Chartland component. He and Niki Woodard designed the Flash technology component of the Web site analysis. Pamela Nabholz took the photos that appear on the site. Wendy Kelly of WLK Design will publish the executive summary.

Evan Jenkins, a longtime New York Times editor who is now a consulting editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, was the copy editor.

More than twenty-five people served as readers of the chapters. Among them are: Charles Bierbauer, John Carroll, Sandy Close, Wally Dean, Bill Falk, Howard Finberg, Edward Fouhy, Mark Hanzlik, Mark Jurkowitz, Richard Karpel, Katie King, Bill Kovach, Scott Libin, DC Livers, Edward Schumacher Matos, Dick Meyer, Phil Meyer, Victor Navasky, George Niesen, Robert Papper, Atiba Pertilla, Juana Ponce de Leon, Deborah Potter, Adam Powell, Lee Rainie, Alan Seraita, Steve Shepard, Al Stavitsky, Roberto Suro, Tom Taylor, Andrew Tyndall, Bill Wheatley, Dale Willman and Judy Woodruff. Their thoughtful insights and suggestions greatly improved the chapters, but the readers are in no way responsible for the analysis or narrative accounts in this report. Moreover, the readers were not sources for information, unless explicitly cited in footnotes. In no case did a reader serve as an anonymous source for anything in the report.

Finally, the project could not have been completed without the extraordinary support, both financially and personally, of the Pew Charitable Trusts, particularly Don Kimelman, our friend and colleague, and Rebecca Rimel, whose idea this report was in the first place.