Former L.A. Times editor to serve as first Knight Visiting Lecturer

December 15, 2005 — The Shorenstein Center is delighted to announce that we will host the first Knight Visiting Lecturer, a position for distinguished journalists who will study, analyze and comment on the future of journalism in America and around…

Press, Politics and Public Policy: The Domestic and International View

December 12, 2005 – “Press, Politics and Public Policy: The Domestic and International View.” Symposium with Shorenstein Fellows: David Anable, Christian Science Monitor; Diane Francis, National Post; Sunshine Hillygus, Harvard University; Zhengrong Hu, Communication University of China; and Kevin Ryan, Brigadier General (Ret.).

Coming Home from the ‘War on Terror.’

December 6, 2005 – “Coming Home from the ‘War on Terror.’ ” Brown-bag lunch with Charles Sennott, 2006 Nieman Fellow.

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.

Woodward, Bernstein: Anonymous sources vital to getting information

December 5, 2005 — Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who as young reporters broke the Watergate scandal wide open, came together again for a Kennedy School Forum discussion on anonymous sources and journalistic integrity. Described by moderator Alex Jones, director…

Gen. Brooks describes military’s use of new media

November 29, 2005 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, General Vincent Brooks, U.S Army chief of public affairs at the Pentagon and a 1998 Kennedy School National Security Fellow, shared his views on what constitutes effective communications in today’s…

Writers ‘an inherently awkward group,’ says Rosenblatt

November 22, 2005 — Roger Rosenblatt, the Shorenstein Center’s Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of the Practice of Press and Public Policy, discussed what entices people to write in a brown-bag lunch lunch titled “Why Write?” A satirist by trade,…

Creating and Framing the Message

November 17, 2005 – “Creating and Framing the Message.” Talk by Mark McKinnon, President George W. Bush’s senior media advisor and strategist, who directed communications and advertising strategy for the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns.

Nagourney: ‘premature journalism’ a risk in 24/7 news environment

November 14, 2005 — Adam Nagourney, national political correspondentfor the New York Times and a current Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, led a discussion he called “The American Political Landscape: One Journalist’s Perspective.” In his remarks, Nagourney…

Off-record conversations can build trust, says Economist’s Beddoes

November 8, 2005 — Zanny Minton Beddoes, a Kennedy School graduate who is currently Washington economics editor for the Economist, returned to Cambridge on November 8 to discuss her experience working for the magazine in a talk titled “The Inside…

Media fell short in reporting Iraq reconstruction, Massing says

November 1, 2005 — Michael Massing, a contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, addressed concerns about reporting on the war in Iraq in a discussion titled “The Glaring Gap in the Press Coverage of Iraq.” The author of Now…