Jay Rosen has served on the faculty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute since 1986; currently an associate professor, he served as chair of the department from 1999 to 2005.
Rosen is the author of PressThink.org, a blog about journalism and its ordeals. The website launched in 2003; two years later, it won the Reporters Without Borders 2005 Freedom Blog award for outstanding defense of free expression. Recently, Rosen has been writing extensively about the future of the American press under the administration of President Donald Trump.
Rosen’s writing has appeared in The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Newsday, among other publications in print and online.
A member of the Wikipedia Advisory Board, Rosen is the author of What Are Journalists For?, regarding the rise of the civic journalism movement. He has served director of the Project on Public Life and the Press, funded by the Knight Foundation; as a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University; and as a fellow at the Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia University.
Rosen worked at the Buffalo Courier-Express before beginning graduate study, and holds a PhD in media studies from New York University.