Doug Shorenstein

Douglas Shorenstein

November 24, 2015 — Douglas Shorenstein, a long-time supporter of the Shorenstein Center and advisory board co-chair, has passed away at the age of 60. He had a vision for the Center that was realized through his ideas and generosity. In his…

David Ensor

David Ensor: No, Governor Kasich, Voice of America’s Not About “Judeo-Christian” Values

November 23, 2015 — David Ensor, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and former director of Voice of America, responds to John Kasich’s call to use VOA to promote “Judeo-Christian values.” While increasing VOA’s resources and reach would be a powerful weapon in the “war of…

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff: The Refugees & the New War

November 23, 2015 — Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy, argues that when fighting ISIS, “fear makes for bad strategy.” He writes that turning away refugees will only aid ISIS in its campaign of “strategic disinformation.” Instead, the…

Bob Schieffer

HKS Policycast: Bob Schieffer Sees Journalists in the Future

November 11, 2015 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discussed his career, election 2016, Sunday morning talks shows and more in an interview with HKS’s “Policycast.” Read more and listen to the audio.

Trudy Lieberman: Today’s federal agencies are “highly message-controlled.” Here’s what that means for health reporting

November 10, 2015 — Trudy Lieberman, spring 2001 fellow, health journalist, and press critic for Columbia Journalism Review, writes about the challenges of covering the USDA, FDA, and other federal agencies. Read more in Columbia Journalism Review.

Melinda Henneberger Weighs in on Whether Political Journalism is a Boys’ Club

November 9, 2015 — Melinda Henneberger, spring 2013 fellow and editor in chief of Roll Call, discussed women’s political engagement, the increase of women in political media, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Read more in Elle magazine.

Jackie Calmes: Steve Deace and the Power of Conservative Media

November 3, 2015 —  Jackie Calmes, spring 2015 fellow and national correspondent for The New York Times, profiles talk radio host Steve Deace and examines his influence on the 2016 election. Read more in The New York Times Magazine.  The article is…

Hendrik Hertzberg: That G.O.P. Debate: Two Footnotes

November 1, 2015 — Hendrik Hertzberg, former fellow (1987-1988) and senior editor and staff writer for The New Yorker, analyzes the performances of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in the October 28 Republican debate. Read more in The New Yorker. 

Yavuz Baydar: Strangling of Turkish Journalism – Televised Live

October 30, 2015 — Yavuz Baydar, journalist and fall 2014 fellow, writes about Turkey’s deteriorating press freedom, including the recent government seizure of TV stations and newspapers. Read more in the Huffington Post.

Renée Loth: Republicans Reap What They Sow

October 26, 2015 — Renée Loth, Boston Globe columnist and fall 2011 fellow, argues that the Republican Party’s current turmoil is caused in part by years of anti-government rhetoric. Read more in The Boston Globe.