12/22: New York Times op-ed piece in which the Carnegie-Knight Task Force, including Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones, spoke out about the FCC and broadcast regulations.
12/5: Brown-bag lunch with Professor Ted Gup, Case Western Reserve University.
12/4: Brown-bag lunch with political director Chuck Todd, NBC News.
11/30: "Women and News: Expanding the News Audience, Increasing Political Participation, and Informing Citizens." Panelists, speakers and moderators include: Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe; Susan Carroll, Rutgers University; Pippa Norris, Harvard University; Kay Schlozman, Boston College; Sidney Verba, Harvard University; Thomas Patterson, Harvard University; Rick Kaplan, CBS News; Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press; Sandy Rowe, the Oregonian; Shelley Ross, CBS News; Linda Wertheimer, NPR; Linda Douglass, National Journal; Arianna Huffington, the Huffington Post; Garance Franke-Ruta, the American Prospect; Caroline Little, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive; Robin Sproul, ABC News; Marion Just, Wellesley College.
11/27: Brown-bag lunch with Bob Drogin, the Los Angeles Times.
11/14: Brown-bag lunch with Middle East correspondent Anthony Shadid, the Washington Post.
11/6: Brown-bag lunch with Norman Pearlstine, the Carlyle Group.
11/5: Brown-bag lunch with Mark McKinnon, Public Strategies, Inc.
11/1: "Financial Reporting: The Disconnect between the Front Page and the Business Section." Panelists: Floyd Norris, the New York Times; Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek; Ed Glaeser, Harvard University; Jeff Frankel, Harvard University. Moderator: Tom Patterson, acting director, Shorenstein Center; Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press.
10/26: Shorenstein Center releases new report with Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Invisible Primary — Invisible No Longer, which explores how the news media covered the early months of the 2008 presidential election. With the race starting so early, did the press leap to horse-race coverage from the start?
10/26: "The Invisible Primary": Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics. A panel discussion with Charles E. Cook, Jr., publisher, The Cook Political Report; Tom Fiedler, Shorenstein Fellow, former editor-in-chief, the Miami Herald; Mark Halperin, editor at large and senior political analyst, Time magazine; political analyst, ABC News; Steve Jarding, lecturer in public policy, Kennedy School of Government; Marion Just, professor of political science at Wellesley College; and Dana Priest, national security correspondent, the Washington Post. Moderator: Thomas Patterson, acting director, Shorenstein Center; Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press.
10/25: Brown-bag lunch with columnist Raghida Dergham.
10/23: "The New Architecture of Journalism." Brown-bag lunch with David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
10/16: "The BBC and the Middle East." Brown-bag lunch with Middle East bureau chief Simon Wilson, BBC News.
10/9: "A Reporter's View of the Iraq War." Brown-bag lunch with contributing editor Linda Robinson, U.S. News & World Report.
10/4: Liberian journalists visit Shorenstein Center.
10/2: Brown-bag lunch with Peter Kann, formerly with Dow Jones.
9/25: The Kalb Report: Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, joins veteran journalist and scholar Marvin Kalb to discuss democracy and the press in the first installment of the 2007–2008 Kalb Report series.
9/25: "Landscape for the White House 2008." Brown-bag lunch with political analyst Amy Walter.
9/18: "Politics as Entertainment: The Softening of Presidential Campaign Coverage." Brown-bag lunch with media critic Bill Powers, National Journal.
5/5: "The Role of the Media in the Discussion of Global Warming." Panel discussion hosted by the Shorenstein Center as part of the Kennedy School's annual spring conference.
4/30: "Iraq, Iran, North Korea: Covering the Crises of George Bush's Presidency." Brown-bag lunch with New York Times White House correspondent David Sanger on covering the crises of the Bush presidency.
4/28: "Human Rights and Media Conference — Beijing Olympics 2008." Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
4/23: "The European View of Foreign News." Brown-bag lunch with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli on the European perspective of American politics and public policies.
4/21: "Human Rights and Media Conference: Soldier Media." Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
4/18: "The White House Press: The Perspective of a Former Press Secretary." Brown-bag lunch with former press secretary Mike McCurry on the need for communications reform in the White House.
4/17: "The Opt-Out Myth: How and Why the Press Keeps Distorting the Facts About Working Mothers." Brown-bag lunch with Brandeis University's E.J. Graff on media coverage of working mothers.
4/16: "Following President Bush." Brown-bag lunch with Brooks Kraft, a photojournalist based in Washington, D.C., assigned to photograph President Bush and the White House staff for Time magazine.
4/14: "Human Rights and Media Conference: Youth Activism" Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
4/11: "The Democratization of Democracy: How New Technologies Are Fueling Our Best and Worst Tendencies." Brown-bag lunch with the Institute of Politics, Democracy and the Internet's Carol Darr on web-based activism.
4/9: "The Candidates, the 2008 Campaign, and the Press." Brown-bag lunch with political analyst Mark Halperin on press coverage of the 2008 Presidential election.
4/4: "Presidential Stage Managers: The Art and Science of Advance." Brown-bag lunch with former advance directors Greg Jenkins and George Caudill on stage managing presidential events.
4/3: "How Strategic Politicians, Journalists and Citizens Shape the News about War." Brown-bag lunch with Professor Matt Baum on public opinion in wartime.
3/19: "The Scribe: Writing for the President." Brown-bag lunch with former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson.
3/14: Goldsmith Seminar, "The Present and Future of Investigative Reporting," with the finalists for the Goldsmith Prize on Investigative Reporting and representatives from the Center for Public Integrity: Walter V. Robinson, Michael Rezendes, Beth Healy, the Boston Globe; Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber, the Los Angeles Times; Debbie Cenziper, the Miami Herald; Ken Armstrong and Justin Mayo, the Seattle Times; Charles Forelle, James Bandler and Mark Maremont, the Wall Street Journal; Dan Morgan and Gilbert M. Gaul, the Washington Post, and William E. Buzenberg and Chuck Lewis, Center for Public Integrity.
3/13: "The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006: The Media as a Weapon in Asymmetrical Conflict." Brown-bag lunch with Marvin Kalb on message control and the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah war.
3/6: "Through the Eyes of the ABC Investigative Unit." Brown-bag lunch with ABC News's Chris Isham on source confidentiality and the state of investigative reporting.
2/27: "The Media and the 2008 Presidential Campaign." Brown-bag lunch with New York Times political reporter Adam Nagourney on the media and the 2008 presidential campaign.
2/21: "Concentration of Media: Who Does It Serve?" Brown-bag lunch with sociologist Eric Klinenberg on the effect of corporate consolidation on local media.
2/20: "Investigative Journalism: How Far Is Too Far?" Brown-bag lunch with Chicago NBC 5's Renee Ferguson, who discusses pushing the limits of investigative journalism.
2/14: "Government Secrecy and the Press." Brown-bag lunch with attorney Floyd Abrams, who discusses the intersection of law and journalism.
2/13: "Muslims in the Media: How the Press Has Handled the Challenge of Depicting Islam in America." Brown-bag lunch with Business Week's Paul Barrett, who discusses coverage of American Muslims in the news.
2/12: "Human Rights, Foreign Policy and the Press." Brown-bag lunch with Samantha Power on human rights, foreign policy and the press.
2/5: The Kalb Report: "Arab Journalists: Another Perspective." Panel discussion on the differing perceptions and coverage of major news from the Middle East and around the world, including the war in Iraq and the Arab-Israeli peace process. Panelists include Mohamad Alami, Al Jazeera chief correspondent, Raghida Dergham, Al Hayat columnist and senior diplomatic correspondent, Hisham Melhem, Al Arabiya senior analyst and consultant, and Salamah Nematt, PaxArabia president and Al Hayat columnist. Moderated by Marvin Kalb.
1/31: Finalists announced for the 2007 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
1/11: "China Bets on Its Future: Four Bets and the Future of the People's Republic of China." A panel discussion with Alex S. Jones, Director, Shorenstein Center; Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in Public Policy; Suzanne Ogden, Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University; Research Associate, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research; John Pomfret, West Coast Correspondent and former Beijing bureau chief, the Washington Post; Daniel Sneider, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; director of the China Public Policy Program, Kennedy School of Government. Co-sponsored with the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University and moderated by Alex S. Jones.