Matthew Nisbet

Matthew Nisbet: How Public Opinion Has Shifted on Climate Change and Why

June 22, 2016 — Matthew Nisbet, fall 2012 fellow and Northeastern University communication professor, discussed public opinion on climate change on “The Diane Rehm Show.” Listen to the show at WAMU.

Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer: Clinton’s Likely Nomination as Woman Is “a Moment”

June 8, 2016 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discusses the momentous occasion of a woman receiving the presidential nomination for a major party for the first time. Read more at CBS New York. 

Bill Buzenberg

Bill Buzenberg: Why We Shouldn’t Call Trump an “Ignorant Bully” (Even When We Really Want To)

June 1, 2016 — Bill Buzenberg, spring 2015 fellow and vice president of strategic initiatives for Yes! Magazine, argues that Trump’s “name-calling is a surefire, free way to make headline news,” while debasing dialogue and reasoned debate. Read more in Yes!…

Judy Woodruff

Judy Woodruff: The High Art – and Power – of Political Stagecraft in the Age of Optics

May 30, 2016 — Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a conversation about how visuals can make or break a given political campaign, press conference or White House event, with former White House aide Josh King….

Jill Dougherty: Where Hiroshima Could Happen Again

May 27, 2016 — Jill Dougherty, spring 2014 fellow and former foreign affairs correspondent for CNN, writes that the nuclear threat may be back, as evidenced by Russian TV broadcasts about nuclear submarines and warnings that “Russia could turn America into…

Fred Wertheimer: Eight Lessons We’ve Learned about Money in Politics This Election

May 26, 2016 — Fred Wertheimer, fall 1996 fellow and president of Democracy 21, writes about the volume of money spent in the election cycle so far, the power of small online contributions and other key developments. Read more on The…

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: 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.

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: 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…