is an author, journalist, researcher, and media critic. Before joining the American Press Institute in January 2013, he was founder and for 16 years director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. and co-founder and vice chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. He has worked as media writer for the Los Angeles Times, chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek
, press critic for MSNBC, business editor of the Peninsula Times Tribune
, and a reporter for Jack Anderson’s Washington Merry Go ‘Round column. He is the author of seven books, including The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect
, which has been translated into more than 25 languages; Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload
; and The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century
(2013), co-edited with Kelly McBride.