Adam Nagourney and Alex S. Jones.

A new road to the White House, but what kind of administration?

December 10, 2008 — Barack Obama’s presidential campaign was no doubt transformational, but will his presidency be just as transforming? Adam Nagourney, national political reporter at the New York Times, addressed this question at the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, which…

Jonathan Alter and Alex S. Jones.

Action will count in first 100 days, not specifics, says Alter

December 2, 2008 — In his Shorenstein Center brown-bag discussion, “The First 100 Days,” Jonathan Alter, columnist for Newsweek magazine, said that Barack Obama is optimally positioned to succeed. The transition comes at an opportune time, Alter said, because the…

2008 Theodore H. White Seminar

November 21, 2008 – Theodore H. White Seminar with Congressman John Lewis; Lawrence Bobo, W.E.B. Dubois Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Alex Castellanos, political media consultant and Fellow at the Institute of Politics; Maralee Schwartz, Visiting Murrow Lecturer in the Practice of Press and…

Financial crisis: Quick fixes or reregulation?

November 19, 2008 — The United States needs to update financial regulation to acknowledge the global economy of the 21st century in order to prevent today’s global financial crisis from happening again, according to a panel of financial experts. The…

Johnson: The Obama transition is going ‘extremely well’

November 19, 2008 — James A. Johnson got his first taste of presidential transitions in 1976, after Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford in hard-fought contest. “The day after the election, we loaded up on the campaign plane and the entire…

Rory O’Connor takes on shock jocks, hate speech

November 13, 2008 — Provocative language from the political extremes has a long history in America, but changes in the media landscape over the last 20 years have given such voices great power and reach. Rory O’Connor, Fall 2008 Sagan…

Gloria Borger: Viewers wanted more election news, not less

November 12, 2008 — The 2008 election was one of the most analyzed, debated, and watched in American history. Whether working for the mainstream press or in the new-media jungle of websites and blogs, reporters and commentators were everywhere, and…

Maralee Schwartz: ‘This is a transformational election’

November 4, 2008 — Maralee Schwartz, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Lecturer on the Practice of the Press and Public Policy, began her talk at the Shorenstein Center at noon on Tuesday, November 4. The election was just underway, and Barack…

Shorenstein Center releases Journalism School Curriculum Enrichment

October 24, 2008 – Shorenstein Center releases Journalism School Curriculum Enrichment, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.