Pew Research CenterSep 8, 2015

Pew Research Center Mourns the Loss of Andrew Kohut

Washington (Sep. 8) — Pew Research Center and Andy Kohut’s former colleagues are sad to announce that Andy died early this morning. Andrew Kohut was the founding director of Pew Research Center. He served as the center’s president from 2004 until he stepped down in 2012, and directed the Pew Research Center for the People […]

Pew Research CenterOct 14, 2014

Michael Dimock Named President of Pew Research Center

Washington (Oct. 14) – The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that veteran survey researcher and political scientist Michael Dimock has been selected as president of the Pew Research Center, effective Oct. 15. Dimock has worked at the Pew Research Center for 14 years and currently serves as executive vice president. As president, he will oversee the […]

Pew Research CenterOct 3, 2013

PEJ Renamed Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project

Washington (Oct. 3, 2013) — The Project for Excellence in Journalism has been renamed “Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project.” It also relaunched its website, which has been integrated into the main Pew Research Center site and redesigned to be more accessible and easier to use on mobile devices. The project will be under the direction […]

Pew Research CenterAug 14, 2013

Pew Hispanic Center Renamed Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project

The Pew Hispanic Center has been renamed “Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project.” It will be under the direction of Mark Hugo Lopez, who in July was named director of Hispanic research for the Pew Research Center.

Pew Research CenterJul 18, 2013

Pollster Jon Cohen to join Pew Research as VP, Research

Jon Cohen, who has been general manager and polling director of The Washington Post’s Capital Insight, has been named vice president of research at the Pew Research Center. Please see below for the announcement to staff from Pew Research Center President Alan Murray, who also announced new roles and titles for some key leaders at […]

Pew Research CenterNov 15, 2012

Public Opinion Expert Michael Dimock Named Director of Pew Research Center’s Political Polling Unit

Washington (November 15, 2012) — Pollster Michael Dimock, currently Associate Director for Research, will succeed Andrew Kohut as Director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, which conducts surveys on politics and public policy and is the flagship project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that provides neutral […]

Pew Research CenterNov 2, 2012

Journalist Alan Murray Named President of Pew Research Center

Washington (Nov. 2) — Veteran journalist Alan Murray, currently deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, for The Wall Street Journal, has been named President of the Pew Research Center, succeeding public opinion expert Andrew Kohut, the center’s Board of Directors announced today. The board said Kohut will stay on as Founding Director and continue […]

Pew Research CenterMar 30, 2012

Andrew Kohut to Retire as Pew Research Center’s President

Center’s Board Announces Search for Successor Washington (March 30, 2012) — Public opinion expert Andrew Kohut will be stepping down from his position as President of the Pew Research Center at the end of 2012, the Center’s Board of Directors announced today. He will stay on as senior research adviser, focusing on research practices and […]

Pew Research CenterOct 17, 2011

Pew Research Center Announces New Research Initiative to Study the Changing Role of Public Libraries and Library Users in the Digital Age

Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Will Support New Effort by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project WASHINGTON — The Pew Research Center today announced plans to study how the role of public libraries is changing in the digital age and how library patrons’ needs and expectations are shifting. The new research […]

Pew Research CenterMar 11, 2011

Pew Research Center Appoints First Director of International Survey Research, Director of Development

WASHINGTON — Pew Research Center today announced that it has hired James Bell as its first director of international survey research and Matt Farrey as its first director of development. Both will fill newly created positions at Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” based in Washington, DC, as it expands its research on the […]