Tom Rosenstiel Exits Pew's Project For Excellence In Journalism To Join American Press Institute
November 30, 2012 at 4:19 AM (PT)
The PEW RESEARCH CENTER's PROJECT FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM founder and Director TOM ROSENSTIEL is exiting the organization to join the AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE as Executive Director, effective JANUARY 1st. AMY MITCHELL has been named Acting Director of the PEJ to replace ROSENSTIEL.
“We are thrilled to have TOM guiding this institution at such a vital moment,” said MARK NEWHOUSE, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE. “Even as the way news is delivered and consumed is being transformed, the essential purpose of the AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE remains. It has always been about advancing the press as the Founders imagined it in the First Amendment—as an independent source of news, information and reporting upon which a healthy democracy relies—and we strongly believe in TOM’s ability to continue that advancement.”
“I could not be happier about TOM taking the helm at the AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE. He has the perfect combination of skills – journalism, research and a passion – for newspaper media and its role in American life and democracy,” said NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA President/CEO CAROLINE LITTLE.
"For years I’ve dreamed about creating an institution to help imagine the future of news, a think tank that can gather the best minds from different fields, conduct research on the most urgent questions, share best practices and find solutions to help journalism and remain a public good, including a future for the kind of reporting that newspaper media uniquely provide,” said ROSENSTIEL. “Technology is not only transforming how people interact with news, it is also creating amazing new tools in how to gather and report it.”