2020 Election research and resources

If you’re a journalist covering the 2020 election results, or anyone looking for more research-based context on the election-related landscape of media and information, the Shorenstein Center’s researchers and faculty have pulled together this list of recent reports, articles, and…

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Partisan differences in intention to vote by mail could delay election calls in key states

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked how likely survey respondents were to vote by absentee or mail-in ballot, and what that…

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New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions

A new report by authors Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman addresses the challenge of government oversight for digital platform companies. It suggests the creation of a new federal agency designed to deal with digital issues rather than industrial ones, and the development of a new approach that replaces industrial era regulation with a new, more agile regulatory model better suited for the dynamism of the digital era.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – With decades of journalistic and leadership experience between them, Maria Hinojosa and Jorge Ramos have championed progress and hope in U.S. Latinx communities while exposing how prejudice and failed policies have prevented the U.S. from reaching its potential as…

Eugene Robinson

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 the Shorenstein Center presented the 30th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, delivered virtually by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, with Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs moderating. As the 2020 election quickly approaches, are there similarities to…


COVIDstates Polling on Battleground States

click for full header graphic The delayed election results in key battleground states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and subsequent shifts in vote margins as mail-in ballots are counted, was entirely predicted. The multi-university team of researchers behind the COVID-19…

Dr. Joan Donovan

The Media Manipulation Casebook is a new open-access digital research platform produced by Shorenstein Center Research Director Joan Donovan and the Technology and Social Change Project.