Fall 2021 News Leaders Summit

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the Harvard Shorenstein News Leaders Summit, a new program to help newsroom leaders fight misinformation and media manipulation.  Launching this fall, with…

Featured Research

Self-Optimization in the Face of Patriarchy: How Mainstream Women’s Media Facilitates White Feminism

The capitalistic, corporate, individualistic narratives of fourth-wave and white feminism are communicated and reinforced by mainstream women’s media. Koa Beck is the former Editor-in-Chief of Jezebel.com, and was a Joan Shorenstein Fellow in Spring 2019. This paper informed and became part of her new book “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind.”

A Tale of Two Elections, by Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School

Although it is often said that the United States today has a mainstream news system and a conservative news system, these labels don’t fully capture how CBS and Fox covered the 2020 campaign. Their coverage is the tale of two elections, says Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, in the latest installment of his decades-long research on campaign media coverage.

Featured Audio & Video

Epistemic Motivations, Political Identity, and Misperceptions about COVID and the 2020 Election

Part of the Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. This event occurred on April 22, 2021. More about the speaker and the research can be found below the video. Abstract: Dannagal G. Young and Erin Maloney While…


HKS Misinformation Review Special Issue: Propaganda Analysis Revisted

The HKS Misinformation Review’s latest special issue presents peer-reviewed articles that place the current field of misinformation research into historical perspective. Guest edited by A.J. Bauer (University of Alabama) and Anthony Nadler (Ursinus College).