Marilyn Thompson

Marilyn Thompson: Hillary Clinton’s Breakout Moment at Wellesley College

Marilyn Thompson, spring 2016 fellow and national politics editor on special assignment for The Washington Post, analyzes the controversial graduation speech that launched Clinton from obscurity to national fame. Read more.

Derrick Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson: Milwaukee’s Invisible Racial Cage

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…

Nicco Mele

For Journalism, the Future is Now: Interview with 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…

Donald Trump

Nicco Mele and Marvin Kalb: How Trump Owns the Media

Nicco Mele, Shorenstein Center director and Marvin Kalb, founding director of the Center, analyze the numerous factors that led to Trump’s domination of the news and the current political climate — from changes in technology, to failing news business models,…

Melinda Henneberger: The Three Less-Noticed DNC Speeches Most Likely to Help Clinton Win

Melinda Henneberger, spring 2013 fellow and editor in chief of Roll Call, analyzes how three non-prime-time speakers at the DNC highlighted Trump’s vulnerabilities.  Read more on Roll Call. 

Renée Loth: What Good is Government?

Renée Loth, fall 2011 fellow and Boston Globe columnist, argues that conservatives have been more successful at wielding language to “frame public perceptions of issues and institutions,” resulting in the denigration of services the government provides. Read more in The…

John Huey: The Fall of Roger Ailes

John Huey, spring 2013 fellow and former editor of Fortune and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., writes about Roger Ailes’ impact on Fox News, his relationships with employees, and what may lie ahead for the network. Read more on Yahoo.

Shorenstein Center Announces 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…

Dan Kennedy: The Debates Gave Donald Trump the Nomination, and It’s the Media’s Fault

Dan Kennedy, spring 2016 fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, criticizes the Republican debates as “an exercise in faux democracy,” owing to their organization and presentation of the candidates. Read more in The Washington Post.

Trudy Lieberman: How IBT’s Reporting Is Driving a Controversy over a Major Healthcare Merger in Connecticut

Trudy Lieberman, spring 2001 fellow and press critic for Columbia Journalism Review, writes about how the International Business Times uncovered a conflict of interest in the state’s review of a proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna. Read more in Columbia…