Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research
Pew Research Center
Washington, District Of Columbia
Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet, Science, and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet.
His Project was described by the American Sociological Association as the “most authoritative source of reliable data on the use and impact of the internet and mobile connectivity” and the ASA awarded him its award for “excellence in the reporting on social issues award” in 2014.
The Project has issued more than 600 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives. The Center also has begun a sustained study of the intersection of science and society. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free at: http://www.pewinternet.org.
Lee is a co-author of "Networked: The new social operating system" with sociologist Barry Wellman about the social impact of the internet and cell phones. He is also co-author of five books about the future of the internet that are based on Project surveys about the subject.
Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report.
Monday, June 27
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM