student open house

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web. This Week at the Shorenstein Center The Center welcomed new and returning Harvard Kennedy School students…

Upcoming Events

Haley van Dyck

A conversation about remaking government with simpler, user-centric digital services. Panelists:  Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media Haley Van Dyck, Co-founder, U.S. Digital Service Marina Martin, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Nick Sinai, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS, Former U.S. Deputy…

Bob Schieffer

In his first event as the new Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, Bob Schieffer, one of America’s most honored and respected journalists, gives his expert analysis on the current status of the 2016 presidential election campaign. Bob Schieffer has been a…

News

Thomas E. Patterson (HKS)

September 3, 2015 — Thomas Patterson, acting director of the Shorenstein Center and Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, is teaching a HarvardX online course, “American Government,” which is free and open to the public. The class begins on…

Renee Loth

August 26, 2015 — Renée Loth, Boston Globe columnist and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2011), argues that Donald Trump can no longer be treated as “harmless entertainment,” as hate groups are now endorsing his candidacy.  Read more on WBUR…

Featured Research

Jackie Calmes

A new paper by Jackie Calmes, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and national correspondent for The New York Times, examines the increasing influence of conservative media on the Republican Party’s agenda. Calmes traces the history of conservative media, from its…

Stefan Theil

A paper by Fall 2013 Fellow Stefan Theil looks at the systematic mistakes that editors and reporters repeatedly make when they cover the economy.

Featured Audio & Video

Podcast: How Social Media Shaped Coverage of Ferguson Protests

August 17, 2015 — On this installment of the Shorenstein Center’s Media and Politics Podcast, Wesley Lowery, reporter at The Washington Post, discusses his extensive coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, and its lessons for the media. Also featuring Michele Norris, NPR…