Nicco Mele

Shorenstein Center Director Nicco Mele discusses the role of the press in this election, the state of the news business, and where the industry and the Center are headed in a new interview in the Harvard Gazette. Read more…

Featured Research

Jo Jolly

A new paper by Joanna Jolly, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and former BBC South Asia editor, examines the increased coverage of rape in India’s English-language newspapers following the infamous 2012 gang rape in Delhi, and whether this coverage led to…

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…

Featured Audio & Video

Shira T. Center - The Trump Factor: Covering Election 2016

April 12, 2016 — Shira T. Center, political editor for The Boston Globe, discussed media coverage of Donald Trump, as well as the relationship between Trump supporters and the press. Center described several factors that contributed to the media’s paradoxical…

Sarah Kliff: Health Care Policy in the Media

March 29, 2016 — Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, discussed media coverage of the Affordable Care Act, what’s next for health care policy, and Vox’s approach to covering policy. Kliff, whose work has included coverage for…

News

Derrick Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson, fall 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, writes about the conditions in Milwaukee that have contributed to unrest in the wake of a police shooting, including a lack of economic opportunity and public transportation. Read more in The Boston…

Fall 2016 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its fall 2016 fellows. “In the midst of a rapidly changing media, politics and policy environment…