Linda Douglass

Linda Douglass to Join Bloomberg Media as Global Head of Communications

July 7, 2015 — Linda Douglas, Kalb Fellow (Spring 2007), will be joining Bloomberg Media Group as Global Head of Communications in September. Douglass will oversee communications strategy and press relations for Bloomberg Media’s global multi-platform products, including digital, print, television, video, radio,…

Matthew A. Baum

Matthew Baum: No one talks about democratization any more. Is there a better policy?

July 5, 2015 — Matthew Baum, Kalb Professor of Global Communication, and Philip B. K. Potter, assistant professor in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, make the case for the importance of institutions other than…

Thomas Patterson

Welcome Thomas E. Patterson, Acting Director

July 1, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center bid farewell to Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center for 15 years, on June 30. Today, the Center welcomes Bradlee Professor Thomas Patterson as acting director, who will also co-chair a search committee for…

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff: David Cameron is abusing Magna Carta in abolishing our rights

June 27, 2015 — Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy, discusses David Cameron’s proposal to introduce a bill to limit the rights of British citizens to appeal to the European Court in an op-ed in The…

Michele Norris on “Washington Week”

June 26, 2015 — Michele Norris, NPR host and special correspondent and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015), discussed the aftermath of the Charleston massacre and the renewed debates over the issues of race, gun violence and the Confederate flag, and the Supreme…

MARTHA JOYNT KUMAR: Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

June 26, 2015 — Martha Joynt Kumar, professor of political science at Towson University and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 1998), has published a new book, Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power. From Amazon: Kumar enjoyed unprecedented…

Richard Parker on Minnesota Public Radio

June 24, 2015 — Richard Parker, lecturer in public policy, discussed Greece’s economic crisis, possible deals and the future of the Eurozone on Minnesota Public Radio News. Listen to the story. 

Susan Crawford: Battle Cry of New Hampshire: No Fiber, No Votes

June 23, 2015 — Susan Crawford, former Shorenstein Center visiting professor and current Harvard Law School professor, encourages New Hampshire voters to make last-mile Internet connectivity a campaign issue, as the state’s economic future depends on it. Read more on…

Bon Voyage Alex!

June 23, 2015 — Staff, faculty, fellows and friends gathered to bid farewell to Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center for 15 years. Jones is the Center’s longest serving director (2000-2015), and will leave his post on July…

David Weinberger: The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be)

June 22, 2015 — David Weinberger, senior researcher at the Berkman Center and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015), writes about how large platforms such as Facebook have changed the values of the Web. Read more in The Atlantic. 

News Archive

Shorenstein Center Director Alex S. Jones writes in Time magazine about the senior executive culture at The New York Times: At the New York Times, It’s All in the Family
An excerpt from Jones’s book The Trust, co-authored with Susan E. Tifft, was published in Politico: What Sulzberger Wants: A portrait of the embattled New York Times publisher’s early days
Fall 2013 Fellow Michael Copps, former FCC commissioner, says that the FCC’s proposal on net neutrality “takes a gigantic step backwards”: Fast Lanes for the 1 Percent, Slow Lanes for the Rest
MIT professor and former Shorenstein Fellow Seth Mnookin co-authors AAAS report calling for dedicated research on vaccination decisions: 3 Questions: Seth Mnookin on research to encourage vaccination
Former Fellow Neal Gabler in Reuters: Donald Sterling: Pariah
Susan Crawford, former Visiting Stanton Professor, in The New York Times: The Wire Next Time
Spring 2014 Fellow Robert Lenzner writes in Forbes about French economist Thomas Piketty’s visit to the Kennedy School: Piketty’s Prediction that the Wealthiest Are Getting Wealthier Three Times Faster Hits No. One on Amazon
The Boston Globe reviews the new book by Ron Suskind, former A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence: ‘Life, Animated’ by Ron Suskind
Joshua Partlow, former Fellow, in The Washington Post: Impatient Afghan candidates are counting their own votes
Former Visiting Assistant Professor Zephyr Teachout in The Washington Post: The Supreme Court leaves a void in campaign finance law
Remembering Jonathan Schell, 1943–2014: The former Fellow was an outstanding journalist, and a dear friend of the Shorenstein Center. Here are tributes from his friends and colleagues:

Jill Dougherty, Spring 2014 Fellow, writes in Politico about Putin’s background and motivation: Putin on the Couch: A Shrewd Strategist
Jonathan Moore, Shorenstein Center Associate, on WBUR’s Cognoscenti: In A Polarized Age, What Does ‘We The People’ Really Mean?
HKS Lecturer Jeffrey Seglin received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Bethany College, and spoke at its celebration of 174 years as a small college of national distinction: Harvard Lecturer and Ethicist Jeffrey Seglin Addresses Bethany College Community at Founder’s Day
Former Fellow Ted Gup in The Guardian: The CIA likes to write its own rules, but spying on Congress crosses a new line
Jill Dougherty, Spring 2014 Fellow, in CNN: Vladimir Putin’s media strategy in the spotlight
Ron Suskind, Former A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, in The New York Times: Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney
Former Fellow Melinda Henneberger in The Washington Post: Sen. McCaskill’s military sexual-assault bill is meatier than advertised
Former Fellow Elizabeth Becker in the LA Times: For Cambodia, an Oscar nod means much more than box-office gold
Clay Shirky, former Visiting Murrow Lecturer, in Politico Magazine: TV Is Dead. Now What?
In Reuters, former Fellow David Rohde: Ukraine draws Obama into Putin’s long game
Matthew Nisbet, 2012 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, published a co-authored study at PLOS ONE and writes about the study at The Conversation UK: Opinions about scientific advances blur party/political lines.
Ellen Mickiewicz, former Visiting Lombard Professor, writes in Foreign Affairs about the Russian television coverage of the Olympics: If It Bleeds, It Leads: How Ukraine Is Upending Putin’s Olympics Media Strategy
Former Fellow Nina Easton writes in Foreign Affairs about how Saudi women are taking their place in the workplace: Saudi Women Find a Way
Spring 2014 Fellow Robert Lenzner in Forbes: MIT’s Robert Solow Dukes It Out With Harvard’s Greg Mankiw Over The One Percent
Tara McKelvey in BBC News: Sochi security clampdown could store up trouble
In The Washington Post, former Fellow Melinda Henneberger: Can data breaches be prevented? Congress and companies answer: For now, no.
Former Fellow Seth Mnookin in Slate: Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Is So Scary
A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence Diane McWhorter moderated a panel with Lucia Allais, Robert M. Edsel and Matt Damon (via Skype) to discuss the new movie The Monuments Men.: New screen role for Matt Damon at Harvard
Former Fellow Trudy Lieberman compares the health care systems in Canada and the U.S.: Canadian Health Care: Separating Opinion From Fact
John Wihbey, Managing Editor for Journalist’s Resource at the Shorenstein Center, reflects on one year after the death of Aaron Swartz: Aaron Swartz and the cause of openness