Michael Slaby

Profiting from Politics Proves Challenging for Startups

May 25, 2016 — Michael Slaby, spring 2013 fellow and founder of Timshel, a company that provides candidates with software to reach supporters and raise money, is featured in an article about the challenges of building a business around elections….

Trudy Lieberman

Trudy Lieberman: Why One Local Paper Launched an Online Section for Older Readers

May 23, 2016 — Trudy Lieberman, spring 2001 fellow and press critic for Columbia Journalism Review, writes about the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s efforts to focus on issues of concern to elderly readers. Read more.

Mike Traugott

Trump Killed the GOP, but There’s a Silver Lining

May 20, 2016 — Michael Traugott, spring 2009 fellow and professor emeritus of communication studies and political science at the University of Michigan, remarks on the demographic trends and voter preferences that will force the Republican Party to change or…

Paul Wood

Paul Wood: Trump’s People

May 16, 2016 — Paul Wood, fall 2015 fellow and BBC foreign correspondent, profiles Donald Trump supporters in Florida, New Hampshire and Iowa, exploring what policy positions are important to them, and why they support the candidate. Read more in Harper’s…

Judy Woodruff: Will Clinton and Sanders Be Able to Patch Things up after Bruising Campaign?

May 16, 2016 — Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a discussion with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., about what to expect post-primaries. Watch the video on PBS NewsHour.

Michael Ignatieff to Leave HKS, Shorenstein Center, to Serve as President and Rector of Central European University

Budapest, May 5, 2016 – Dr. Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, international commentator on contemporary issues of democracy, human rights, and…

Zephyr Teachout: How the Supreme Court Gets Corruption Totally Wrong

May 5, 2016 — Zephyr Teachout, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Shorenstein Center in 2010, writes about the slippery slope that could result from a recent Supreme Court case on corruption and campaign finance. Read more in…

Judy Woodruff: How Donald Trump Defied Party Wisdom to Become the Face of the GOP

May 4, 2016 — Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a discussion about Trump’s win, as well as what Senator Bernie Sanders’ refusal to quit means for Hillary Clinton. Watch the video on PBS NewsHour.

Dan Kennedy: Spectacle Reigns As Trump Triumphs: “The New Normal” Has Arrived

May 4, 2016 — Dan Kennedy, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, considers what Trump’s victory in Indiana will mean for the Republican Party – and the media’s responsibility to not treat Trump as a…

Yavuz Baydar: Imminent Collapse of Journalism in Turkey

May 3, 2016 — On World Press Freedom Day, Yavuz Baydar, journalist and fall 2014 fellow, writes that with “conditions worsening on a daily basis, Turkey now risks total blackout on public debate.” Read more at Index on Censorship.