Vann Newkirk

September 19, 2017— Vann R. Newkirk II, staff writer for The Atlantic, discussed Charlottesville, Jemele Hill’s remarks about President Trump, and the media’s shortcomings in its coverage of racial issues, among other topics, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

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Nancy Youssef

Nancy Youssef is a national security correspondent with The Wall Street Journal. She was previously a national security correspondent for BuzzFeed News, The Daily Beast and McClatchy Newspapers.

A student study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. This study group will explore the relationship between our news media and our politics. If the last decade…

Don Lemon

A study group with Phil Kent, Associate of the Shorenstein Center, former IOP Fellow, and former CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems. CNN Anchor Don Lemon will be this session’s special guest. Attendance limited to Harvard students only (graduate and undergraduate).  This…

Featured Research

TV studio

Executive Summary We studied the content and Nielsen ratings for interviews on the three network Sunday morning talk shows—Meet the Press (henceforth MTP), Face the Nation (FTN), and This Week (TW). We compared three time periods—1983 (MTP, FTN), 1999 (all…

Harmful speech conference

Reflections from a recent workshop hosted by the Berkman Klein Center in collaboration with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.  By David Talbot and Jeff Fossett. Originally published by the Berkman Klein Center…

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E.J. Dionne, Jr.

September 12, 2017—E.J. Dionne, Jr., political writer for The Washington Post, and William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor, discussed his forthcoming book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, co-authored by…

Sarah Smarsh

April 18, 2017—Sarah Smarsh, a reporter on socioeconomic class, politics, and policy for The New Yorker, The Guardian, Harper’s online, and other publications, discussed media coverage of class in the U.S. Below are some highlights from her conversation with Shorenstein…

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Fall 2017 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of fall 2017 fellows and visiting faculty. “I am delighted to welcome a stellar group of scholars,…

Cambridge, Mass.—The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School launched a new, bipartisan initiative today called the “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) Project. Co-led by the former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney and experts from the…