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A Report from the Shorenstein Center’s Single Subject News Engagement Project Executive Summary Email is a crucial vehicle for media companies to generate reader revenue, yet the ways we talk about and measure email have not changed for almost two…

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E.J. Dionne, Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion Writer, The Washington Post William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor, Harvard Divinity School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Sally Quinn American Author and Journalist Author, Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir  Jonathan L. Walton Plummer Professor of…

Nancy Scola

Nancy Scola is a senior technology reporter for Politico. For more than a decade, Scola has covered the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy for a variety of outlets. She has served as a tech policy reporter for The…

Wael Ghonim

Wael Ghonim Entrepreneurship Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School Computer engineer, internet activist, and social entrepreneur Author, Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power Marshall Ganz Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School…

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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…

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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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Jackie Calmes

October 17, 2017—Jackie Calmes, White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, discussed the evolution of conservative media and its relationship with the GOP, and the challenges of covering the White House, during a visit to the Shorenstein…

Bob Schieffer and Nicco Mele

October 10, 2017—Bob Schieffer, CBS News contributor, former Face the Nation host, and 2015-2016 Walter Shorenstein Media & Democracy Fellow, discussed his new book, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

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Kinsey Wilson

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to name Kinsey Wilson as a Visiting Fellow for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Wilson, one of the leading…

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Cambridge, Mass. – Oct. 4, 2017 – To provide news outlets that produce coverage on single topics with training and best practices on how to find, build and engage audiences, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based…