Diane McWhorter

Diane McWhorter Wins National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

July 29, 2015 — Diane McWhorter, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Shorenstein Center in 2014 and Pulitzer-winning author, has won a Public Scholar grant from the NEH to write a nonfiction book about the the intersection of the space race and the…

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer: The Perversion of the American Presidency

July 28, 2015 — Fred Wertheimer, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 1996) and president of Democracy 21, writes in Huffington Post about efforts to reform the role of money in politics, including two bills pending in Congress. Read more…

Celestine Bohlen

Celestine Bohlen: Italy’s Influx of Immigrants Is a Domestic Problem, Too

July 28, 2015 — Celestine Bohlen, columnist at The International New York Times and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014), writes about political clashes over immigration between local and state governments in Italy. Read more in The New York Times.

Trudy Lieberman

Trudy Lieberman: A Politico investigation could change the way you look at food safety

July 27, 2015 — Trudy Lieberman, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2001), health journalist, and press critic for Columbia Journalism Review, writes about the making of a Politico story that uncovered massive failings in the implementation of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. Read…

Nick Sinai: Why can’t Washington build a website?

July 27, 2015 — Nick Sinai, HKS adjunct lecturer and Walter Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and Matt Lira, IOP fellow, suggest solutions for smart, digital government that can provide better services to citizens. Read more in Politico.

Neal Gabler: Donald Trump is a superhero – but not in a good way

July 27, 2015 — Neal Gabler, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2011), author and film critic, writes about the conflation of entertainment and politics on Reuter’s Great Debate blog. Read more…

What Happens “Before the Oath?” Martha Joynt Kumar on Meet the Press

July 26, 2015 — Martha Joynt Kumar, professor of political science at Towson University and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 1998), joins Chuck Todd on Meet the Press to discuss the often complicated transition of power from one president to the next,…

Richard Sobel: Addressing a Clear and Simple Wrong: Voter Suppression in the 21st Century

July 23, 2015 — In a video from December 2014, Richard Sobel, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 1996) and Associate at Harvard’s Du Bois Institute, discussed voter identification requirements – relevant as a major voting rights case is taken up in North…

Welcome Denise-Marie Ordway!

July 22, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center is pleased to announce that Denise-Marie Ordway has joined the Center as research reporter/editor for Journalist’s Resource. Ordway has been a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer and also wrote news…

Columbia Journalism Review Interview with William Buzenberg

July 21, 2015 — The Columbia Journalism Review published an interview with William Buzenberg , Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2015) and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, about his new Shorenstein Center paper, which details how the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists…

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