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Podcasts as a Source of News and Information


Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This is the latest report in Pew Research Center’s ongoing investigation of the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age, a research program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the Center’s journalism and media research team, communications, design, digital and editorial teams. Find related reports online at

Research Team

Elisa Shearer, Senior Researcher
Galen Stocking, Senior Computational Social Scientist
Katerina Eva Matsa, Director, News and Information Research
Jacob Liedke, Research Assistant
Shreenita Ghosh, Research Associate
Sarah Naseer, Research Assistant
Christopher St. Aubin, Research Assistant
Mark Jurkowitz, Senior Writer
Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher
Naomi Forman-Katz, Research Assistant
Emily Tomasik, Research Assistant

Communications and Web Publishing

Sogand Afkari, Communications Manager
Andrew Grant, Communications Associate
Rachel Weisel, Associate Director, Communications  
Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager, Religion Research
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor       
Margaret Porteus, Former Information Graphics Designer
Peter Bell, Design Director
Andrea Caumont, Digital Engagement Manager
Isaac Mei, Associate Social Media Strategist
Chris Baronavski, Senior Web Designer

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