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Author’s and Collaborators

Authors and Collaborators

Many partners contributed to this report.

Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute co-wrote the Chapter on newspapers with PEJ staff. And Rober Ruby co-wrote with PEJ the Chapter on public attitudes. The chapter on Madison Avenue was reported and written by Cathy Taylor. Andrew Tyndall of ADT Research consulted on the Cable TV and Network TV chapters.

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 chapter and parts of the newspaper chapter, and Dante Chinni and Kenny Olmstead for the ethnic and magazine chapters. Mark Jurkowitz co-authored the report’s content analysis. The content analysis was supervised by Hong Ji and Paul Hitlin and executed by the content staff of PEJ. Cheryl Elzey managed the budget and Dana Page supervised public relations.

Jane McDonnell served as editor of the chapters. Amy Mitchell and Tom Rosenstiel supervised the project, edited the chapters and wrote the analytical components.

Irv Molotsky was the copy editor

Blattner Brunner designed the Web site. The Project’s staff put the design into effect. Programming consultant Don Bell designed and programmed the Chartland component. Wendy Kelly of WLK Design will produce the executive summary. Evelyn R. Navas will translate the report into Spanish.

Among the more than three dozen people who served as readers of the chapters were Derek Baine, Charles Bierbauer, Merrill Brown, John Carroll, Sandy Close, Wally Dean, Julian Do, Howard Finberg, Edward Fouhy, Mark Fratrik, Mark Hanzlik, Samir Husni, Mark Jurkowitz, Richard Karpel, Odette Keeley, Katie King, Bill Kovach, DC Livers, Edward Schumacher Matos, Sara Melillo, Dick Meyer, Phil Meyer, Victor Navasky, Jake Oliver, Robert Papper, Adam Powell, Lee Rainie, Sandip Roy, Alan Seraita, Frank Sesno, Neal Shapiro, Al Stavitsky, Roberto Suro, Tom Taylor, Andrew Tyndall, 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, a trusted editor, and Rebecca Rimel, whose idea this report was in the first place.