Dafna Linzer

February 21, 2017—Dafna Linzer, managing editor of politics for NBC News and MSNBC, shared insights about covering the 2016 campaign and the Trump administration. Below are some highlights from the conversation, as well as the full audio recording. President Trump’s media…

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Rick Stengel

Rick Stengel served as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs from 2014-2016. He was Time magazine’s 16th managing editor and has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist. At Time, he held positions as senior…

Meighan Stone

A panel discussion with:   Meighan Stone (moderator), Entrepreneurship Fellow, Spring 2017,  Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; President, Malala Fund Debra Cleaver Founder & CEO, Vote.org Leah Greenberg Co-Founder, Indivisible Andrea Hailey Founder, Civic Engagement Fund Amanda Litman…

Goldsmith Awards Ceremony 2017

The presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Book Prize, and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. This event will be ticketed. Tickets are free, but will be distributed by lottery. Enter the lottery on the Institute of…

Featured Research

Trump on newspaper front page

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone…

Mobile vs. Computer: Implications for News Audiences and Outlets

A new paper by Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University, examines how mobile technology – despite expanding internet access – is also contributing to a digital divide in news consumption….

Featured Audio & Video

David Fahrenthold: Reporting on President Trump

February 7, 2017—David Fahrenthold, a political reporter for The Washington Post, discussed his investigations of President Trump’s charitable giving during the 2016 campaign season, and provided insight about how to cover the president and his administration during a visit to…

Lydia Polgreen

Featuring William Kristol, editor at large, The Weekly Standard; Kathleen Kingsbury, managing editor, digital, The Boston Globe; Gerard Baker, editor in chief, The Wall Street Journal; Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief, The Huffington Post; David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist, The New…

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Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting; Jorge Ramos to Receive Career Award

Finalists include: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal Cambridge, MA — Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting have been announced by the Shorenstein Center on Media,…

Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2017 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2017 fellows. “Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaigns in American history, our…