Mary Madden

Mary Madden is a Senior Researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. 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. Her other work for Pew has examined artists’ use of the internet, older adults’ adoption of technology and the role of digital communications in romantic relationships. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan source of data and analysis. It does not take advocacy positions.

Mary is part of an ongoing collaboration with Berkman’s Youth and Media Project that combines quantitative and qualitative research methods to study adolescents’ technology use and privacy management on social media. She is also a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Future of Music Coalition’s Artist Revenue Streams Project.

Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Mary worked as a Research Assistant at Georgetown University. She holds an MA with distinction from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a BA in English. She has been with Pew Internet 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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