Trump, Clinton and Sanders

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 presidential candidates in the year leading up to the primaries. This crucial period, labeled “the invisible primary” by political…

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Dan Kennedy

A new paper by Dan Kennedy, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, provides insight into The Washington Post’s digital strategy and business model following its acquisition by Amazon founder and…

Marilyn Thompson

A new paper by Marilyn W. Thompson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and former deputy editor of POLITICO, chronicles the rise and fall of the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, and explores whether the fund could still provide a viable way…

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Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, contributor to The New Yorker, and recipient of the 2016 Jay College of Criminal Justice Trailblazer award, along with Thomas Abt,…

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…


Matthew Nisbet

June 22, 2016 — Matthew Nisbet, fall 2012 fellow and Northeastern University communication professor, discussed public opinion on climate change on “The Diane Rehm Show.” Listen to the show at WAMU.

Judy Woodruff

May 30, 2016 — Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a conversation about how visuals can make or break a given political campaign, press conference or White House event, with former White House aide Josh King….