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American Press Institute, Arlington, Va., the foundation of the Newspaper Association of America, selected journalism researcher Tom Rosenstiel as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1.
Rosenstiel is the founder and director of Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center.
A former press critic for the Los Angeles Times and chief congressional correspondent at Newsweek, Rosenstiel is the author or co-author of six books, including “The Elements of Journalism,” which is widely used in journalism education worldwide and “Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload.”
In addition to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which he began in 1997, Rosenstiel also created the Committee of Concerned Journalists, which he co-founded to create a national conversation about journalism standards with support from Pew and the Knight Foundation.
Rosenstiel is a four-time winner of both the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Outstanding Research on Journalism and the annual prize for Outstanding Press Criticism from Penn State, and has received other awards for career contributions from Columbia University, University of Texas and the University of Missouri.
American Press Institute and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation merged in February. Details: www.americanpressinstitute.org.