Pew Charitable Trusts

For Support To Study State And Local Media Presence In D.C., And Ensuing U.S. Congressional Coverage

The Pew Research Center conducts some of the nation’s most respected nonpartisan research on journalism in America. In 2009, the Center’s Journalism Project released a report documenting recent changes in the Washington press corps. New digital technologies and a collapsing business model for print and broadcast news had transformed the numbers and types of journalists who were covering Washington, D.C. Large mainstream news institutions had begun to recede, as niche and specialty organizations filled the ranks. This grant would support a two-part continuation of that initial study: the first would update and add to the study by exploring the current make-up of state and local media in D.C., documenting how it has changed; the second component would analyze qualitative aspects of the news coverage about U.S. congressional activity. Results of this expanded study would provide a rich foundation for academics, journalists, and others studying these topics.
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for support of Pew Research Center's work on American politics  
The Pew Research Center conducts some of the nation’s most respected nonpartisan survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Since 1987, Pew Research has conducted a periodic "political typology" survey, sorting Americans into cohesive groups based on their values, political beliefs, and party affiliation. These studies have helped reveal substantial political and social differences within as well as across members of each political party. This grant will support additional U.S. democracy research. Results of this expanded study will provide a rich database for academics, journalists, and others studying democracy in the United States.
for Western Public Lands protection  
This renewal grant will support the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Western Public Lands Campaign, which works with communities to advance policies that protect national public lands of the American West.
for support of the House Chiefs of Staff project  
The Pew Charitable Trusts lays the foundation for effective policies and practices by invigorating civic life, conducting research, informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue a common cause, and insisting on tangible results. Pew’s Safe Spaces Project provides a nonpartisan, nonpolitical "safe space" to foster bipartisan relationship building and management best practices that can lead to better informed and more effective public policy. This grant will enable Pew to continue its work with chiefs of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to build, strengthen, and sustain a bipartisan organization that will foster relationships, share best practices, and strengthen the capacity of Congress.

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