Founder and Director
Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism
Tom Rosenstiel is the founder and director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. He is the former executive director and current vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, an initiative engaged in conducting a national conversation among journalists about standards and values. A journalist for more than 20 years, he is a former media critic for the Los Angeles Times and former chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek magazine. He is the editor and principal author of PEJ's Annual Report on the State of the News Media, a comprehensive report on the health of American journalism. He is the author of five books, including with Bill Kovach, Warp Speed: America in The Age of Mixed Media (Century Foundation 1999) and The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect (Crown 2001), winner of the 2002 Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University, the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi award for research in journalism and the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism from Penn State. His writing also has appeared in such publications as Esquire, The New Republic, The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review and The Washington Monthly. A former media critic for MSNBC's The News With Brian Williams, he is a frequent commentator on radio and television and in print.