“They Don’t Give a Damn about Governing” <br />Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party

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…

Jackie Calmes

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web. News from Our Faculty & Fellows Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party. A new paper…

Diane McWhorter

July 29, 2015 — Diane McWhorter, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Shorenstein Center in 2014 and Pulitzer-winning author, has won a Public Scholar grant from the NEH to write a nonfiction book about the the intersection of the space race and the…

Fred Wertheimer

July 28, 2015 — Fred Wertheimer, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 1996) and president of Democracy 21, writes in Huffington Post about efforts to reform the role of money in politics, including two bills pending in Congress. Read more…

Celestine Bohlen

July 28, 2015 — Celestine Bohlen, columnist at The International New York Times and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014), writes about political clashes over immigration between local and state governments in Italy. Read more in The New York Times.

Trudy Lieberman

July 27, 2015 — Trudy Lieberman, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2001), health journalist, and press critic for Columbia Journalism Review, writes about the making of a Politico story that uncovered massive failings in the implementation of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. Read…