Nicco Mele

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Nicco Mele, Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California and former Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been named the new director of the Shorenstein Center on…

Upcoming Events

The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter: Reflections on Conflict and Reconciliation with Justice Albie Sachs

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speaker Justice Albert “Albie” Sachs, activist and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The 2015-2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is…

Featured Research

Jackie Calmes

A 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 founding…

Anatomy of a Global Investigation: Collaborative, Data-Driven, Without Borders

A paper by William E. Buzenberg, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, explores the need for and impact of international collaborations among news outlets. Buzenberg argues that although our world – and…

Featured Audio & Video

Bob Schieffer

April 20, 2016 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed the media’s performance in covering the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s campaign, and looked ahead to the…

Spring 2016 fellows

April 19, 2016 — The Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with its Spring 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: Johanna Dunaway, associate professor of communication, Texas A&M University; Joanna Jolly, South Asia editor and feature writer, BBC; Dan Kennedy, associate professor of…

News

Matthew Nisbet

April 19, 2016 — Matthew Nisbet, associate professor at Northeastern University and fall 2012 fellow, spoke to Eduardo Porter of The New York Times for his column on how “Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change.” Nisbet also…

Marilyn Thompson

April 13, 2016 — A US News article by Marilyn Thompson, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and deputy editor at Politico, and Andrew Levine, HKS student, analyzes how Donald Trump has “created his own news cycle” to dominate the airwaves – receiving…