12/15: John S. Carroll, former editor of The Los Angeles Times, is appointed to be the first Knight Visiting Lecturer, a position for distinguished journalists who will study, analyze and comment on the future of journalism.
12/12: "Press, Politics and Public Policy: The Domestic and International View." Symposium with Shorenstein Fellows: David Anable, Christian Science Monitor; Diane Francis, National Post; Sunshine Hillygus, Harvard University; Zhengrong Hu, Communication University of China; and Kevin Ryan, Brigadier General (Ret.).
12/6: "Coming Home from the 'War on Terror.' " Brown-bag lunch with Charles Sennott, 2006 Nieman Fellow.
11/29: "Effective Communication in Today's Global Information Environment." Brown-bag lunch with General Vincent Brooks, chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon.
11/22: "Why Write?" Brown-bag lunch with Roger Rosenblatt, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of the Practice of Press and Public Policy.
11/17: "Creating and Framing the Message." Talk by Mark McKinnon, President George W. Bush's senior media advisor and strategist, who directed communications and advertising strategy for the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns.
11/14: "The American Political Landscape: One Journalist's Perspective." Brown-bag lunch with Adam Nagourney, Institute of Politics Fellow and national political correspondent at the New York Times.
11/8: "The Inside Outsider: Covering America's Economic Policy for The Economist." Brown-bag lunch with Zanny Minton Beddoes, alumna of the Kennedy School and Washington Economics Editor, The Economist.
11/1: "The Glaring Gap in the Press Coverage of Iraq." Brown-bag lunch with Michael Massing, contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, contributor to the New York Times Review of Books and author of Now They Tell Us, a collection of articles about the press coverage of the war in Iraq.
10/28: Theodore H. White Seminar: "New Media, Old Media and the Future of Liberalism." Panel discussion with Peter Beinart, the New Republic; John Leo, U.S. News and World Report; Thomas Patterson, Harvard University; Dorothy Rabinowitz, the Wall Street Journal; Jeanne Shaheen, director of the Institute of Politics and former governor of New Hampshire; Michael Tomasky, the American Prospect; and David Willman, the Los Angeles Times. Moderated by Alex S. Jones.
10/27: Peter Beinart, editor of the New Republic, delivers the 2005 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics: "New Media, Old Media and the Future of Liberalism." Prior to the lecture, the first David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism is awarded to David Willman of Los Angeles Times.
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10/25: "What's Right with Journalism." Brown-bag lunch with Roberta Baskin, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity and former senior Washington correspondent for NOW with Bill Moyerson PBS.
10/18: "NPR: With Friends Like These..." Brown-bag lunch with Michael McCauley, former radio journalist, associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, and author of The Triumphs and Trials of National Public Radio.
10/17: "Housing, the Economy and the 'Bubble': The Wall Street Journal." Brown-bag lunch with Robert Haggerty, housing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
10/11: Brown-bag lunch with Suzanne Malveaux, White House correspondent for CNN.
10/4: "The New Cronyism: How Many More Mike Browns Are Out There?" Brown-bag lunch with Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine.
10/3: "Housing in Boston: The View from the Globe." Brown-bag lunch with Kim Blanton, housing reporter for the Boston Globe. Co-sponsored with the Joint Center for Housing Studies.
9/30: "Land of the Settlers: From the Notebook of an Israeli TV Journalist." Presentation by Chaim Yavin, news anchor at Channel 1 (Israel), who has had a distinguished career in broadcast news covering a wide range of topics from Israeli society and politics to the Arab Israeli conflict and efforts at peace. Segments from his documentary Land of the Settlers and were shown, and Yavin talked about his experience over a two-year period visiting settlements.
9/29: "Democracy: The Human Cost." Brown-bag lunch with Michael Goldfarb, former senior correspondent of WBUR's Inside Out. Goldfarb covered major conflicts from Bosnia to Iraq, conflict resolution in Northern Ireland, and covered British politics and culture. A 2002 Shorenstein fellow, Goldfarb won a DuPont-Columbia Award for his report, Surviving Torture: Inside Out, and, this past spring was given the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award for his report, British Jihad: Inside Out. He is the author of a recent book, Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq.
9/27: "Sourcing the News: Perils and Pitfalls." Brown-bag lunch with Michael Isikoff, investigative correspondent for Newsweek magazine.
9/19: "A Conversation with Judy Woodruff." Brown-bag lunch with Judy Woodruff, a broadcast journalist who has covered politics and breaking news for NBC, PBS, and CNN, and served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, anchoring the weekday political program, Inside Politics. Moderated by Alex S. Jones.
5/3: "A Multifaceted Discussion with the Spring 2005 Shorenstein Fellows." Topics will include the political impact of technology, globalization of American opinion, effect of mass media on politicians, countering Islamic fundamentalism through introduction of free media, diversity in the media, and the changing role of the newspaper column in the public debate. Fellows include Doug Ahlers, co-founder of Modem Media; Julia Baird, opinion editor, Sydney Morning Herald; Hans Kepplinger, professor in communications, University of Mainz; David Rohde, foreign correspondent, the New York Times; Richard Schultz, professor of political science, McGill University; and columnist Walter Shapiro, formerly of USA Today.
4/27: "Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper." Brown-bag lunch with Laurel Leff, associate professor of journalism, Northeastern University.
4/25: "Dynasty or Dinosaur? An Insider's Perspective on Network News." Brown-bag lunch with Andrew Heyward, president of CBS News.
4/18: "Iraq: Ground Truth." Brown-bag lunch with Martha Raddatz, ABC News State Department correspondent.
4/12: "Covering the War on Terror: How Bias Can Creep into Reporting." Brown-bag lunch with David Rohde, Shorenstein fellow and foreign correspondent at the New York Times.
4/7: "Liberals and the Press After 9/11." Brown-bag lunch with Peter Beinart, editor of the New Republic.
4/6: "Media Fragmentation and Food Fights: How Does a Newsweekly Compete?" Brown-bag lunch with Mark Whitaker, editor of Newsweek.
3/23: Goldsmith Seminar: "The Present and Future of Investigative Reporting." Participants include the Goldsmith Investigative Prize finalists from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlantic Monthly, Frontline, and the BBC, the New York Times, the Oregonian, the Seattle Times and WFAA-TV (Dallas, Texas).
3/22: Goldsmith Awards Ceremony with Andrea Mitchell. The Shorenstein Center presents the Goldsmith Book Prizes, the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. Mitchell is the NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent.
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3/22: "What Went Wrong and Why: Explaining the Performance of U.S. Government Policy After the Invasion of Iraq." Discussion with James Fallows and William Langewiesche, national correspondents for the Atlantic Monthly. They will discuss political failures as seen from Baghdad and Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Nieman Foundation.
3/22: "Coverage of Corporate Malfeasance." Brown-bag lunch with Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor at the New York Times. Morgenson writes the "Market Watch" column for the Sunday Money and Business section.
3/14: "The Media, Investing and Public Relations." Brown-bag lunch with Geraldine Fabrikant, senior writer for media and investing, the New York Times.
3/9: "Blogs and Other News 'Conditions' of Interest." Brown-bag lunch with Rick Kaplan, president of MSNBC, NBC news' 24-hour cable channel.
3/2: "Asia: Caught in the Web of Nationalism." Discussion with Nayan Chanda, director of publications, Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization.
2/24: "Propaganda, News and Politics." A conversation with Frank Rich, columnist and associate editor, the New York Times. John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Kennedy School of Government Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics.
2/22: "The Polarization of Modern Politics and the Outlook for Change." Brown-bag lunch with John Harwood, political editor, the Wall Street Journal.
2/16: The Shorenstein Center Announces finalists for 2005 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
2/15: "A British Journalist's Reporting from Washington." Brown-bag lunch with Julian Borger, U.S. bureau chief, the Guardian.
2/8: "Secrecy in the Bush Administration: Protecting Intelligence or Disguising Ignorance?" Scott Armstrong, investigative journalist and executive director of the Information Trust and founder of the National Security Archive.
2/1: The Shorenstein Center announces its spring 2005 fellows. Among the six fellows are the opinion editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, a digital media pioneer, a professor of communications at University of Mainz, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, a professor of political at McGill University, and a journalist who has covered seven presidential elections for a variety of publications.
1/21: "Blogging, Journalism and Credibility: Battleground and Common Ground." Conference organized jointly by the Shorenstein Center, Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the American Library Association's Office of Information Technology Policy. Conference participants included Jill Abramson of the New York Times, Dan Gillmor of Grassroots Media, Joe Trippi and Rick Kaplan of MSNBC, and Tom Rosenstiel of the Committee of Concerned Journalists.