News Coverage of the 2016 National Conventions: Negative News, Lacking Context

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, and whether this coverage, which was overwhelmingly negative, best served the needs of the…

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Speaker Series: Patrick Ruffini - Trump and the Future of the Republican Party

Patrick Ruffini is a strategist, thinker, and organizer focused on data and technology’s disruptive impact on politics and business. He is co-founder and partner of Echelon Insights, a research, analytics, and digital intelligence firm. He was among the first digital strategists…

Speaker Series: Zeynep Tufekci - Technology in Global Activism, Uprisings and Social Movements

Zeynep Tufekci, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, writes about the social impacts of technology. She is an associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, a faculty associate…

Featured Research

Johanna Dunaway

A new paper by Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University, examines how mobile technology – despite expanding internet access – is also contributing to a digital divide in news consumption….

Republican and Democratic debates

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 presidential primary races and how it affected the candidates’ chances of winning the nomination, concluding that coverage of the…

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Media, Politics and Power: Trump, Clinton and the 2016 Election, with Bob Schieffer, Ann Compton and Nicco Mele

A conversation on the state of the 2016 presidential campaign and its coverage in the media, with Bob Schieffer, Ann Compton and Nicco Mele (moderator). Co-Sponsored by the Institute of Politics. Listen to audio of the event on SoundCloud or iTunes,…

Molly Ball: Election 2016 and the Media

September 13, 2016 — Molly Ball, political writer for The Atlantic, discussed the 2016 presidential race, the role of the media, and the prospects for both parties in a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele. Following are selected excerpts of…

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Yeganeh Rezaian

The Harvard Gazette profiles current Joan Shorenstein Fellow Yeganeh Rezaian and her husband, Jason Rezaian, who is a Nieman Fellow; both were imprisoned in Iran. Read more. 

Michael Phillips Moskowitz

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Phillips Moskowitz as the Center’s first Entrepreneurship Fellow. The newly established Entrepreneurship Fellow program…