Dallas Morning News Wins the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

J. David McShane and Andrew Chavez of the Dallas Morning News won the prize for their story “Pain and Profit,” on problems with medicaid patients receiving adequate care in Texas.

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Fake News, Hate Speech, and the Future of Censorship

Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of “free minds and free markets.” A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn’t vote, and…

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Leticia Bode

Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Dr. Bode is an associate professor in the Communication, Culture, and Technology master’s program at Georgetown University. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of…

Garrett Graff

Garrett M. Graff is a journalist and author of several books including The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War, which traces the history of the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts. He has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national…

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Broadband Everywhere

Internet access is coming to the other half of the planet through rapid expansion of broadband technologies. Media organizations that recognize the speed and reach of this expansion will enjoy major new and positive opportunities. In this paper, Shorenstein Fellow Jim Cashel reviews the expanding network of broadband access, and makes recommendations for media companies adapting to this new global reality.

Reinventing Local TV News

The growing crisis in U.S. local news is making it increasingly urgent that local television outlets both improve the quality of news produced and chart a path toward a sustainable future in which new audiences are recruited. In this research report, John Wihbey and Mike Beaudet show how local broadcasters might rethink story segments to create a more engaging news product for younger audiences, particularly with regard to hard news stories.

Email for Newsrooms: A Research Summary

After nearly a decade of decrying email as a rusty old relic of the early internet days, journalists and media outlets are coming to rely more and more on the email newsletter as the backbone of their audience engagement and growth strategies. Over the last year, the Single Subject News Project, part of the News Business Models team at the Shorenstein Center, has been looking at how small nonprofit newsrooms are using email, and specifically email newsletters.

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Behind the Reporting: The Goldsmith Award Finalists

The Shorenstein Center’s podcast is dedicated this week to a series of interviews with the finalists for the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism. Shorenstein Center Special Projects Director Heidi Legg, an accomplished journalist herself, spoke with each of the…

Nabiha Syed: 2018 Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

Nabiha Syed, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, gave the 11th Annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, November 14, 2018. Ms. Syed,…

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Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2019 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA—The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 class of fellows. “This group of journalists, media executives, and government officials brings an incredible depth of intellectual…