Shepard discusses Woodward and Bernstein after Watergate

December 5, 2006 — At a Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, Alicia Shepard, author of Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate, discussed the two as “journalistic icons whose stories needed to be documented,” citing a fascination with the instant…

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

December 4, 2006 – “Press, Politics and Public Policy: The Domestic, International and Web View.” A symposium with Shorenstein Fellows: Jill Carroll, Christian Science Monitor; Garance Franke-Ruta, the American Prospect; Bill Powers, the National Journal; and Allan Siegal, formerly, the New…

Covering Challenging Issues: Reflections on a 20-Year Experience

November 28, 2006 – “Covering Challenging Issues: Reflections on a 20-Year Experience.” Brown-bag lunch with Tim Sebastian, award-winning former BBC foreign correspondent and presenter of HARDtalk, a daily half-hour interview program for BBC World and BBC News 24.

E.J. Dionne delivers 2006 T.H. White lecture

November 16, 2006 — New media, old media, and their synergy in fostering robust democracy were the topics taken up by syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. at the J.F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Thursday evening. Delivering the 2006 Theodore H….

Author James Traub looks back at Annan era at the United Nations

November 14, 2006 — At a Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, James Traub, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine discussed the subject of his latest book, The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of…

Jeanne Cummings: Democrats’ 2006 election victory ‘significant’

November 13, 2006 — At a Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, Jeanne Cummings, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal, offered a postmortem of last week’s midterm elections, dissecting the Democrats’ takeover of both chambers and prognosticating about presidential candidates. “This…

Marvin Kalb receives the 2006 Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club

November 9, 2006 – Marvin Kalb receives the 2006 Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club. The award, the NPC’s top honor, goes annually to an individual who has achieved distinction for a lifetime of contribution to American journalism. Acceptance speech PDF.

Budde: ‘Sea change’ in relationship between old and new media

November 8, 2006 — At a Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, Neil Budde, vice president and executive editor of Yahoo! News and founding editor of the Wall Street Journal Online, spoke about the seeming tension between traditional and new media. Budde…

Oliphant: Impact of the Iraq war on the elections unclear

November 7, 2006 — On Election Day, the Shorenstein Center hosted a brown bag lunch with Washington, D.C.–based political reporter Tom Oliphant. Oliphant’s talk focused on the possible implications of a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. Oliphant…