Walter V. Robinson: Spotlight on Investigative Reporting

February 9, 2016 — Walter V. Robinson, editor at large for The Boston Globe, discussed the Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” and the future of investigative reporting. Robinson, played by Michael Keaton…

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Speaker Series: Sam Feist - Media Coverage of the Election

Sam Feist is CNN’s Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. Named to this role in May 2011, he oversees daily operations of the bureau and leads all newsgathering and Washington-based programming, including: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The…

Speaker Series: Jill Abramson - Election 2016: Is There Enough Quality Campaign Coverage?

Jill Abramson is a lecturer at Harvard teaching a journalism seminar in the English Department.  She also writes a bi-weekly column for The Guardian about the 2016 presidential election. She spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions…

Speaker Series: Nicco Mele - In Search of a Business Model: The Future of Journalism in an Age of Social Media and Dramatic Declines in Print Revenue

Author, social media pioneer and digital strategist Nicco Mele is currently Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Mele is a senior fellow for the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP) and…

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Michael Ignatieff

A new white paper by Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, and Harvard students, argues that it is in America’s national interest to help Europe manage and overcome the refugee crisis…

Marie Sanz

A new paper by Marie Sanz, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and senior correspondent for Agence France Presse, examines The New York Times’ editorials on U.S.-Cuba relations over the past five decades, and the role of the press in the…

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Bob Schieffer

February 3, 2016 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed this week’s Iowa Caucuses, and looked ahead to the upcoming primaries and general election. Establishment Republicans are…

Clarence Wardell

“Our criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be.” — President Obama, July 15, 2015 This summer, President Obama addressed the 106th NAACP convention to lay out the reasons we need to reform the criminal justice system. The numbers speak…

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Steve Jarding

February 2, 2016 — Steve Jarding, Lecturer in Public Policy, discusses this year’s Iowa caucus and what the results could mean for the candidates going forward. Read more. 

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Finalists include: The Associated Press, The Guardian US, InsideClimate News, The New York Times, Tampa Bay Times, and The Washington Post. Cambridge, MA — Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting have been announced by the Shorenstein Center…