Topics: Media
Regional focus: North America
Origin: United States
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Jay Rosen is an American author and journalist. He teaches journalism at New York University. He is also the author of PressThink, a blog about the fate of the press in the digital era and the challenges involved in rethinking what journalism is today, which he introduced in 2003.

Since 2017, Rosen is director of the Membership Puzzle Projects, funded by the Knight Foundation and Democracy Fund. It studies membership models for sustainability in news. Rosen is also an active press critic with a focus on problems in the coverage of politics. In 2008, he was the co-publisher, with Arianna Huffington, of, which allowed anyone who was interested to sign up and contribute to campaign coverage for the Huffington Post.

In 1999, his book “What Are Journalists For?” was published by Yale University Press.

Rosen holds a PhD from New York University in media studies.

Last updated: 2018