Steve Jarding

A Running Start: Steve Jarding’s Making of Politician Class

Harvard Kennedy School Magazine covers the class “The Making of a Politician,” which teaches students the nuts and bolts of running for office, led by Steve Jarding, lecturer in public policy at the Shorenstein Center. Read more.

Jackie Calmes

Jackie Calmes: Obama’s Last Budget, and Last Budget Battle With Congress

February 9, 2016 — Jackie Calmes, spring 2015 fellow and national correspondent for The New York Times, covers the details of President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal, which includes significant new funding for cybersecurity, and Republican opposition to it. Read more.

Dan Kennedy

Dan Kennedy: Why New Hampshire Is A Big Media Moment For Michael Bloomberg And Joe Biden

February 9, 2016 — Dan Kennedy, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, writes about the opportunities for an independent candidate, such as Bloomberg, in light of the results from the New Hampshire primary.  Read more on…

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford: What If We Built a C-SPAN on Steroids?

February 4, 2016 — Susan Crawford, former Shorenstein Center visiting professor and current Harvard Law School professor, makes a case for establishing “State Civic Networks,” which are “state-based, non-profit, independent, nonpartisan, ‘citizen engagement’ online centers,” to fill the gap in government…

Counting the Votes: Steve Jarding on the Iowa Caucus

February 2, 2016 — Steve Jarding, Lecturer in Public Policy, discusses this year’s Iowa caucus and what the results could mean for the candidates going forward. Read more. 

Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2016 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

Finalists include: The Associated Press, The Guardian US, InsideClimate News, The New York Times, Tampa Bay Times, and The Washington Post. Cambridge, MA — Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting have been announced by the Shorenstein Center…

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Applications Due February 1, 2016

The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and…

Michele Norris Discusses “The Race Card Project”

January 25, 2016 — Spring 2015 fellow and former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” discusses her initiative aimed at fostering dialogue about race on Vermont Public Radio.  Listen to the interview. 

Michael Goldfarb & Richard Parker: Trump and the Politics of Paranoia

January 25, 2016 — A BBC Radio 4 documentary by Michael Goldfarb, spring 1999 fellow, features an interview with Richard Parker, HKS lecturer in public policy affiliated with the Shorenstein Center. The documentary places Trump’s use of rhetoric that encourages fear…

Are We All Trump Enablers? Thomas Patterson on “Greater Boston”

January 25, 2016 — Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director, discusses the media’s shortcomings in covering Donald Trump on WGBH’s “Greater Boston.” Watch the video.