Past Events

Melinda Liu awarded 2006 Shorenstein Prize

February 16, 2006 — The 2006 receipient of the Shorenstein Prize for Reporting on Asia is journalist Melinda Liu. The Shorenstein Journalism Award honors a journalist for a distinguished body of work that contributes to our understanding about the complexities…

Journalists serve two bosses, says Ken Auletta of the New Yorker

February 14, 2006 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Ken Auletta, “Annals of Communication” columnist for the New Yorker, discussed for whom the journalist works. Broadly speaking, Auletta said, the news media serve two groups: the general readership, on…

We the Media: The Rise of Grassroots, Open-Source Journalism, and the Coming Era of the Citizen Activist

February 13, 2006 – “We the Media: The Rise of Grassroots, Open-Source Journalism, and the Coming Era of the Citizen Activist.” A talk with Dan Gillmor, founder and director of the Center for Citizen Media. Part I of Berkman Center’s (Harvard…

Post’s Hiatt looks at journalism in partisan political culture

February 8, 2006 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for the Washington Post, considered the implications of a highly partisan political culture and an increasingly fractured media environment on opinion journalism. As editor of…

Press Freedom, Journalists’ Safety, and the Conflict in Iraq

February 7, 2006 – Press Freedom, Journalists’ Safety, and the Conflict in Iraq.” Brown-bag lunch with Ann Cooper, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.