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Mary Madden

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Mary Madden is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. She is a nationally recognized expert on trends in social media use, online privacy management, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents. In addition to authoring reports and disseminating new findings to the public, Madden assists in the development of research partnerships. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Madden worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University. Madden holds a master’s with distinction from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in English. She has been with the center since 2002, and has authored over forty reports during her tenure. Madden is a frequent public speaker and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among others, regarding her research.

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Research report

2 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute...

Research report

21 May 2013

This report finds that teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information.

Despite taking these privacy-protective...

Research report

13 Mar 2013

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop...

Research report

14 Aug 2009

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens. At the same time, more cell phone users are opting for the convenience of watching video on smaller...

Research report

2 Jul 2009

In the decade since Napster’s launch, selling recorded music has become as much of an art as making the music itself.

The music industry has been on the front lines of the battle to convert freeloaders into paying customers, and their efforts have been...

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