Past Events

McManus encouraged by demand for foreign affairs coverage

April 4, 2006 — Doyle McManus, Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, spoke at the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch on what he called his “first love”—covering foreign policy. Focusing on the allocation of scarce resources as a way…

Conference looks at Supreme Court nomination process

March 24, 2006 — What roles do the press, political parties and interest groups play in the Supreme Court nomination process? To answer the question, the Shorenstein Center brought together some of the country’s most prominent political activists, journalists, academics…

Pincus reflects on decline of in-depth reporting

March 21, 2006 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Walter Pincus, veteran intelligence reporter at the Washington Post, gave a broad outline of his career so far and offered insights into how the news reporting industry has changed since…

The U.S.-Islamic Media Challenge: Twenty Versions of One Event — Similarities and Differences

March 14, 2006 – “The U.S.-Islamic Media Challenge: Twenty Versions of One Event — Similarities and Differences.” Brown-bag lunch with Marvin Kalb, senior fellow and founding director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, and Carol Saivetz,…

Miller’s Malfeasance and Woodward’s Folly: The Crisis in Access Journalism

March 7, 2006 – “Miller’s Malfeasance and Woodward’s Folly: The Crisis in Access Journalism.” Brown-bag lunch with Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University.

Covering the Bush White House

March 1, 2006 – “Covering the Bush White House.” Brown-bag lunch with David Sanger, New York Times White House correspondent. Co-sponsored with the Institute of Politics.

Global Voices: Learning to Listen to the Rest of the World

February 27, 2006 – “Global Voices: Learning to Listen to the Rest of the World.” Brown-bag lunch with Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices, a nonprofit global citizens’ media project sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center…

Listening for the Story: A Columnist’s View

February 21, 2006 – “Listening for the Story: A Columnist’s View.” Brown-bag lunch with Connie Schultz, columnist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.