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Paul Taylor

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Expertise: Economy, Education, Generations and Age, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Demography

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Paul Taylor is a senior fellow at the Pew Research Center. He is the author of The Next America, a new book examining generations and the country’s changing demographics. Taylor previously served as the center’s executive vice president, where he oversaw demographic, social and generational research. From 1996 through 2003, he served as president and board chairman of the Alliance for Better Campaigns. Before that, he was a newspaper reporter for 25 years, the last 14 at the Washington Post, where he covered national politics and served as a foreign correspondent. From 1992-1995, he was the Post’s bureau chief in South Africa and reported on the historic transformation from apartheid to democracy. He also covered four U.S. presidential campaigns. Taylor is also the author of See How They Run (Knopf, 1990) and co-author of The Old News Versus the New News (Twentieth Century Fund, 1992). He twice served as the visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, in 1989 and 1995.  He graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s in American Studies from Yale University. Taylor has lectured at numerous colleges and frequently discusses Pew Research studies in print and broadcast media.