Past Events

Blogs cause stories to ‘rise faster and die faster,’ says Kaus

November 1, 2006 — At his Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, journalist Mickey Kaus chose to speak about the impact of the “blogosphere” on American politics. Kaus maintained that due to the rapid pace of political blogging, today, pieces of political…

Lighthouse or Street Lamp? Illuminating Reporting in a Global World of Shrinking Bureaus

October 31, 2006 – “Lighthouse or Street Lamp? Illuminating Reporting in a Global World of Shrinking Bureaus.” Brown-bag lunch with Karen Elliott House, former senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company and former publisher of the Wall Street Journal.  

Russian journalist Kiselev moves from TV to online news

October 24, 2006 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Russian journalist Evgeni Kiselev discussed declining press freedom under Russia’s current president, Vladimir Putin. In 2001, Kiselev — then a reporter for NTV, Russia’s first independent television news organization —…

Peter Hart offers sneak peek at latest election poll

October 18, 2006 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Peter D. Hart, one of the leading analysts of public opinion in the United States, offered a sneak preview of the numbers in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which…

Chandrasekaran reports on war zone in Iraq

October 16, 2006 — Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post and the author of Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone, discussed the challenges and risks of reporting from a war zone, at the…