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Author 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.

From the Project, researchers conducted the data aggregation and did initial drafting in the following areas: Russ Tisinger for the network and online chapters, Josh Appelbaum for the magazine and local television chapters, Kenny Olmstead for the audio chapter, Erica Feldherr for the ethnic media and parts of the newspaper chapter, and Jesse Holcomb for the cable television chapter.  Mark Jurkowitz co-authored the report’s content analysis. The content analysis team included supervision by Hong Ji,  Paul Hitlin and Banu Akdenizli; graphical analysis by Tricia Sartor and Mahvish Shahid Khan;  and content execution by the content staff of PEJ with special help from Nancy Vogt. Cheryl Elzey managed the budget.  Dana Page supervised public relations and visual displays.

Jon Morgan served as senior editor of the report. Amy Mitchell and Tom Rosenstiel supervised the project, edited the chapters and wrote the analytical components.

Irv Molotsky was the copy editor.

Wendy Kelly of WLK Design redesigned the web site and will produce the executive summary. The Project’s staff put the design into effect. Programming consultant Don Bell designed and programmed the interactive charts component.

Among the nearly  three dozen people who served as readers of the chapters were Derek Baine, Tom Bettag, Charles Bierbauer, Wally Dean, John Carroll, Rick Edmonds, Jim Farley, Ed Fouhy, Mark Fratrik, Félix Gutiérrez, Samir Husni, Alex Jones, Mark Jurkowitz, Marty Kaiser, Odette Keeley, Bill Kovach, Mark Lopez, Dick Meyer, Bill Mickey, Victor Navasky, Robert  Papper, Deborah Potter, Adam Clayton Powell II, Lee Rainie, Pedro Rojas, Alan Seraita, Neil Shapiro, Elena Shore, Roberto Suro, Al Stavitsky, Elinor Tatum, Loris Ann Taylor, 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, a trusted editor, and Rebecca Rimel, whose idea this report was in the first place.