Online editor looks at future of newsrooms

October 21, 2008 — Editor of washingtonpost.com Elizabeth Spayd has a print background, but an online future – a reflection of journalism today. Spayd spoke Tuesday about the future of newsrooms in a world increasingly focused towards online news content…

Lynn Sweet: ‘No matter what happens, we are making history’

October 14, 2008 — The title of Lynn Sweet’s talk at the Shorenstein Center was “The 2008 Road to the White House,” and what a road it’s been. “You have two unlikely candidates who have taken this route to the…

YouTube more influential than ever in political races, says alumnus

October 6 , 2008 — The head of news and politics at YouTube spoke Monday at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government about the impact of online video in the current election. Steve Grove MPP 2006 cites the…

Lewis delivers first annual Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

October 1, 2008 — Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center, had no shortage of kind words as he introduced the inaugural Richard S. Salant Lecturer, Anthony Lewis. Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer winner, was “a man who has come…

Polster Peter Hart: New, lapsed voters the ones to watch

October 1, 2008 — When it comes to interpreting public-opinion polls, Peter Hart knows a thing or two. After all, he’s been doing them for more than 40 years. “You have to have a strong stomach and very steady hands,”…

Internet not as secure as you think, says Akamai CEO Paul Sagan

September 30, 2008 — “You should all be very afraid. The Internet is much less secure than you can imagine.” Strong words, and even more so because they came from Paul Sagan, the president and CEO of Akamai. Sagan came to…

Alex Castellanos: Presidential election is at a turning point

September 23, 2008 — Notch one Republican for Obama. Not as a supporter, of course — after all, Alex Castellanos, a fellow at the Institute of Politics this semester, has spent more than two decades working as a media consultant…

Shorenstein Center hosts New Orleans author Jed Horne

September 19, 2008 — While keyed to an event now three years in the past, the subject of Jed Horne’s brown-bag lunch, “Governance vs. Laissez-Faire in Rebuilding New Orleans,” couldn’t have been more timely. “I don’t think there’s ever been…

The Home Stretch: The Candidates and the Media

September 16, 2008 – “The Home Stretch: The Candidates and the Media.” Brown-bag lunch with Mark Halperin, editor at large and senior political analyst for Time magazine.

Shorenstein Center announces fellows and visiting faculty for fall 2008

September 8, 2008 – Shorenstein Center announces fellows and visiting faculty for fall 2008. Learn more; press release