The Director of the Pew Hispanic Center, has accepted an appointment from the University of Southern California as a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, and will be leaving for Los Angeles in mid-August.
He will continue to do research and writing on Hispanics and immigration, but in his own words, "This new job offers an opportunity to return to my first profession, journalism, at a time when it is facing extraordinary challenges. I am looking forward to teaching, writing and doing research on the rapid changes underway in the news media and on the technology of communications."
A search for a new Director for the Pew Hispanic Center is underway, led by Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, their parent organization. Paul will also serve as acting director until the new President comes on board.