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Paul Hitlin

Senior Researcher

Expertise: News Media

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Paul Hitlin is a senior researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project. He supervises the project’s content coding operations and assists with the design of content analysis studies. Hitlin has led research for many of the project’s reports, with a particular emphasis on politics, automated sentiment analysis and social media. Prior to joining the project in 2005, he worked for Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the Center for Media and Public Affairs. Hitlin has a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, and Technology program and a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.