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Trust Magazine

Trust features articles on Pew’s research, advocacy and other activities that seek to harness the power of knowledge to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. It also includes columns highlighting evaluations of Pew’s work, listings of recent accomplishments, and a commentary by President and CEO Rebecca Rimel. The magazine, launched in 1998, is written by professional journalists and Pew staff members and is published twice a year.

APR 30, 2008

Trust Magazine, Spring 2008

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Notes from the President: Open Roads (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine)

Introduction to the Spring 2008 issue of Trust magazine by Pew's President Rebecca Rimel.

Fueling Victory (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine article)

The Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency’s successful drive helped raise fuel economy standards for the first time in more than three decades.

Deep Green (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine article)

The National Environmental Trust merges with the Pew Environment Group. The two bring complementary policy and advocacy skills to the work of protecting the world’s natural heritage.

Many Happy Returns (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine article)

In America, every vote counts. But is every vote counted? No one knows better than electionline.org.

Promises, Promises (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine article)

The Pew Center on the States examines the rising cost of public-sector retirement benefits.

Make Voting Work: The First Pilot Projects (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Make Voting Work approaches its work thoroughly schooled in the Pew Center on the States' strategy of moving issues forward based on nonpartisan, rock-solid data and information.

In Philadelphia, a 'Quiet Crisis' (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Disturbing as the national pensions picture is, it looks even grimmer for the City of Philadelphia. That is the conclusion of "Philadelphia’s Quiet Crisis: The Rising Cost of Employee Benefits" by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene.

The Prison Population (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 adults in America are in jail or prison.

Founding Fathers' Writings (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

More than 50 years ago, Congress approved the Founding Fathers Papers Project to oversee the publication of definitive editions of six founders’ writings, along with the historical notes and edits that would make the meaning and context of these documents clear to modern audiences.

What Makes a Great Exhibition? (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

What makes a great art exhibition? The question might seem to invite a subjective response, but, for the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, it must be answered directly.

Kohut in The New York Times (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Andrew Kohut, the Pew Research Center’s president, has brought even more immediacy to the analysis of a truly tumultuous series of campaign primaries and caucuses.

English Short-Title Catalogue (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

2006 might be remembered for a number of things, but for a certain band of scholars and bibliophiles, it marks an important year of access— when the "English Short-Title Catalogue" was made available free on the Web.

What To Do With These Old Houses (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Mount Vernon, the House of Seven Gables, Hearst Castle: We have read about these historic houses, and maybe even visited them. Most likely, we have also been to one of the other historic houses in America. Some thrive, but many are barely solvent. These two articles describe how some redefined their role in the community—and thus stayed true to their mission and purpose.

Lessons Learned: Protecting the Boreal Forest (Spring 2008 Trust Magazine article)

An evaluation team found that the strategy of Pew’s campaign to protect Canada’s boreal forest had made strong progress toward its goal. It also identified the campaign as the decisive player in protecting approximately 60 million acres through the end of the evaluation period.

Past Issues

Trust recently covered the Pew Environment Group’s efforts to protect the Canadian boreal forest, the Pew Research Center’s study of the millennial generation, the Pew Center on the States’ work on the fiscal challenges facing the states, an evaluation of Pew’s efforts to improve foster care and how Pew aided credit card reform.

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