Digital Deceit II: A Policy Agenda to Fight Disinformation on the Internet

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 24, 2018 — Digital disinformation poses a grave threat to our democracy and demands a new social contract between consumers and internet companies that is rooted in transparency, privacy and competition, according to a new report co-published…

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The Role of Identity Politics in the Midterm Elections and Beyond

Eugene Scott joined the Washington Post’s The Fix in September 2017 to cover the politics of identity in the Trump era bringing deep expertise and a creative approach to this timely subject. He joined the Post from CNN Politics, where…

Media in the Age of Contagions

At this symposium, journalists who have covered public and global health for print, television, radio, and digital media outlets including NPR, PBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, STAT, and more will discuss the role of the media when…

Sarah Smarsh

Sarah Smarsh is the author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (Scribner, September 2018). A freelance journalist and former professor of nonfiction writing, Smarsh covers politics and economic inequality for The Guardian, the…

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Working paper co-published by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.     This research was supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Barr Foundation with special…

Houses in Alaska

Photo credits: Diane Haeker and Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) Introduction In July of 2008, as a national broadcast correspondent, I reported on environmental conditions in Newtok, a remote community of roughly 400 Yup’ik people in Northwest Alaska. Newtok…

NYT Newsroom 1978

Introduction The staffing of the American news media has never fully reflected the diversity of the nation. For most of the country’s history, Latino and non-white journalists were not welcomed in white-run newsrooms and, through their own news outlets, produced…

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Me Too and the Media panel

A panel discussion featuring Koa Beck, editor-in-chief of Jezebel; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate; Zerlina Maxwell, senior director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM; Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent for Vanity Fair; and Genevieve Roth, Shorenstein Fellow (moderator). Cosponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program and Harvard IOP. Watch the video: Read…

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NPR and ProPublica Win the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center

Cambridge, MA —The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School has been awarded to Nina Martin of ProPublica and Renee Montagne of NPR for their investigative reporting…

Nancy Gibbs

Media Contact: Doug Gavel, 617-495-1115, doug_gavel@hks.harvard.edu Director of Media Relations, Harvard Kennedy School CAMBRIDGE MA— Nancy Gibbs, former Editor in Chief of Time, has been named a visiting member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and to the Edward…