Masha Gessen

March 28, 2017— Masha Gessen, author and New York Times contributing opinion writer, shared her views on Presidents Trump and Putin, and words of caution for journalists covering the Trump administration’s alleged connections to Russia, during a visit to the…

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Speaker Series: Bhaskar Sunkara - The Future of the American Left

Bhaskar Sunkara is an American political writer, editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine. The son of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, Sunkara described Jacobin as a radical publication, “largely the product of a younger generation not quite as tied to…

David Barbosa

Join David Barboza, New York Times reporter and 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of reporting from China. Prior to his selection as Knight Visiting Fellow, Barboza most recently served as…

Speaker Series: Sarah Lewis - Politics, Art and Visual Culture

Sarah Lewis is an Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, an M.Phil from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. from Yale University in…

Featured Research

Trump on newspaper front page

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone…

Mobile vs. Computer: Implications for News Audiences and Outlets

A new paper by Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University, examines how mobile technology – despite expanding internet access – is also contributing to a digital divide in news consumption….

Featured Audio & Video

Nicco Mele, Doug Elmendorf, and Richard Parker

March 22, 2017— Doug Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2009-2015, discussed why the CBO exists, how it works, and how the media reports on its findings, in a conversation…

Farai Chideya

March 7, 2017— Farai Chideya, Joan Shorenstein Fellow and senior writer at FiveThirtyEight, and Zack Exley, Joan Shorenstein Fellow and senior advisor to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, discussed the role of race and class in the 2016 presidential election. Below are…

News

Jonathan Moore

The Shorenstein Center mourns the death of Jonathan Moore, a longtime friend, supporter and early architect of the Center.  Jonathan was a member of the Shorenstein Center’s Advisory Board for many years, was an advisor to all of the Center…