Nicco Mele

Nicco Mele Named as New Director of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Nicco Mele, Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California and former Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been named the new director of the Shorenstein Center on…

Jackie Calmes

Jackie Calmes: Harriet Tubman Ousts Andrew Jackson in Change for a $20

April 20, 2016 — Jackie Calmes, spring 2015 fellow and national correspondent for The New York Times, covers the forthcoming changes to $5, $10 and $20 bills. Read more in The New York Times. 

Matthew Nisbet

Matthew Nisbet on Climate Change

April 19, 2016 — Matthew Nisbet, associate professor at Northeastern University and fall 2012 fellow, spoke to Eduardo Porter of The New York Times for his column on how “Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change.” Nisbet also…

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis: The Future of Journalism in Three Words: Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration

April 18, 2016 — Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and spring 2006 fellow, writes that the publication of the Panama Papers demonstrates that “public accountability should not be confined by…

Marilyn Thompson: How Trump Trumped the TV Networks

April 13, 2016 — A US News article by Marilyn Thompson, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and deputy editor at Politico, and Andrew Levine, HKS student, analyzes how Donald Trump has “created his own news cycle” to dominate the airwaves – receiving…

Dan Kennedy: The Boston Globe’s Trump Parody: Brilliant Satire, Self-Indulgent Clickbait —Or Both?

April 11, 2016 — Dan Kennedy, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, weighs in on The Boston Globe’s parody front page, which envisioned a Donald Trump presidency. Read more at WGBH News.

James Carroll: The New Morality of Pope Francis

April 8, 2016 — James Carroll, author and spring 1997 fellow, writes that “for years, priests have been quietly defying the Vatican on family issues. Now Pope Francis has brought them out of the shadows.” Read more in The New…

Diane McWhorter: Harper Lee, the National Antidote

April 8, 2016 — Diane McWhorter, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Shorenstein Center in 2014 and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, explores the questions raised by Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. “Now more than five decades after Harper Lee first awakened so…

Joanna Jolly: Does All Reporting on Sexual Violence Influence Culture in a Positive Way?

April 6, 2016 — BBC reporter and current Joan Shorenstein Fellow Joanna Jolly discusses her research into the aftermath of the infamous Delhi gang rape in 2012. She describes the various ways in which news outlets covered the story and how…

Diane Francis: Donald Trump’s Misogyny is Laying Waste to His Party

March 31, 2016 — Diane Francis, editor at large for the National Post in Canada and fall 2005 fellow, chronicles the reasons for Trump’s “abysmal polling results among women.” Read more in The Guardian.