Across America, the shuttering of local newspapers is contributing to a growing crisis in trusted local news and information, and an emerging challenge for America’s democracy. This literature review establishes a baseline perspective of the landmark literature published on this subject to-date, highlighting multidisciplinary, varied and comprehensive solutions.

The Journalist’s Resource helps journalists and the public get up to speed on academic studies about complex problems and their potential solutions. The goal: more high-quality research in the news stream. 

The HKS Misinformation Review is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes multidisciplinary research on mis- and disinformation on a fast timeline to get important new research into the hands of practitioners who need it.

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Research Fellows Join the Shorenstein Center's COVID States Project and Public Interest Tech Lab
A group of research fellows and post-doctoral fellows have joined the Shorenstein Center to work on several resident faculty-led projects. COVID States...
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Tracie Powell, Fall 2021 Shorenstein Center Research Fellow
Tracie Powell, expert on audience development, community engagement, philanthropy, and equity in journalism, joins the Shorenstein Center as a Fall 2021...
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Maria Ressa Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Maria Ressa, founder of, global press freedom advocate, and Fall 2021 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize today. In...
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Shorenstein Fellow Kathy Pham talks tech with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
On Thursday, July 15th, 2021, Harvard Shorenstein Center and Rita Allen Foundation Fellow, Kathy Pham, was invited to a meeting with Chancellor Dr. Angela...
The Post-Soviet Press: A Long Road to Freedom
Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event.
December 7, 2021
11:00am ET

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"The stakes are enormous...Without access to credible and verified local news and information, the costs to our civic health is incalculable."

Essential reading for local newsrooms from @ShorensteinCtr fellow @cforman:

👏👏 @mariaressa granted permission to travel to the ⁦@NobelPrize ceremony⁩ by the Philippines Court of Appeals

Apply to this conference on the True Costs of Misinformation, where we will explore how misinformation-at-scale has tangible financial and social costs for many sectors of society:

Kathy @kathytpham 8 Mar

Thursday 4pm EST! Join for an hour for community and lessons from @cecmunoz about public leadership, public interest tech, and so much more!

Shorenstein Center @ShorensteinCtr

WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! Yes we are shouting. It is that exciting. Congratulations Brian Friedberg for this book deal!

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Can’t wait to have you join the team, Megan!

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