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Authors and Collaborators

Authors and Collaborators

Many partners contributed to this report.

The content analysis was designed by the Project in collaboration with three of those partners, Lee Ann Brady of Princeton Survey Research Associates International, Andrew Tyndall of ADT Research, Publisher of the Tyndall Report, and Esther Thorson, associate dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The coding of print media (online, newspapers and magazines) was executed by PSRAI under the supervision of Brady. The coding of electronic media (cable and network TV) was executed by ADT under the supervision of Tyndall. PSRAI then conducted additional testing of Tyndall’s coding to assess whether comparisons of codes between houses and print and electronic media were statistically feasible. All conclusions and analysis were then sent to Thorson’s team at Missouri for statistical testing. Video tapes for content analysis were either supplied by Andrew Tyndall or provided courtesy of Video Monitoring Services. We would especially like to thank Juan Hidalgo and Pro Sherman for their support.

Daniel Riffe, professor of journalism at Ohio University consulted on the design of the sample.

The chapters on cable and network television were co-authored by Tyndall. The chapter on newspapers was co-authored by Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute. The rest of the chapters were written by the Project.

Matt Carlson of the Project conducted the data aggregation for the newspaper and online chapters. Atiba Pertilla conducted the data aggregation for the cable and local television chapters. Tom Avila conducted the data aggregation for the radio chapter. Dante Chinni conducted the data aggregation for the ethnic, alternative and magazine chapters. Carlson, Chinni and Pertilla collaborated on data collection for the network chapter.

Carter Cosgrove designed the website. Matt Carlson implemented the design and construction of the site with the assistance of Dante Chinni and Atiba Pertilla. Tom Avila aided in the visual design of the website as well as of the Executive Summary. Wendy Kelly of WLK Design published the executive summary. Meredith Everson assisted in examining the website’s functionality.

Amy Mitchell, PEJ’s associate director and research director, supervised the project. Tom Rosenstiel is the Project’s director.

Irv Molotsky, a former reporter and editor at the New York Times, was the copy editor. Carrie Brown and Brett Mueller also copy edited parts of the report.

More than twenty people served as readers of the chapters. Among them are: Laurien Alexandre, Charles Bierbauer, Merrill Brown, Wally Dean, Tom Dolan, Paul Friedman, Bob Giles, Jeff Gralnick, Lawrence Grossman, Samir Husni, Brooks Jackson, Don Kimelman, Katie King, Bill Kovach, Wayne Lynch, Victor Navasky, Bob Papper, Deborah Potter, Adam Powell, Henrik Rehbinder, Lee Rainie, Al Stavitsky, Cyndi Stivers, and Roberto Suro.

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.