Past Events

Journalists, academics discuss ‘The Future of News’

November 2, 2009 — At the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, the Shorenstein Center, along with the Institute of Politics, presented “The Future of News,” a panel discussion with Robin Sproul, Washington Bureau Chief for ABC News; Alex S. Jones,…

Transparency needed in innovation policy, says Crawford

November 2, 2009 — At the Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, Susan Crawford, Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, spoke about “Analog Policy to Digital Policy: Hope and Change.” Crawford noted how Obama’s November 2007 policy…

Executive session discusses new business models for news

October 29, 2009 — The Shorenstein Center presented an executive session on “How to Make Money in News: New Business Models for the 21st Century,” funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Read the Transcript (unedited) The…

Media ‘freak show’ polarizing politics, says Politico’s John Harris

October 27, 2009 — Politico editor-in-chief, John Harris, spoke at the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch about “Barack Obama vs. the Freak Show: Politics and Media on the Wild Frontier.” Harris, a veteran of The Washington Post who founded Politico in…

Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War: New Evidence on Strategic Defense and Biological Weapons

October 26, 2009 – Brown-bag lunch with David Hoffman, contributing editor, The Washington Post. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center on Science and International Affairs.

Jonathan Zittrain delivers 2009 Richard S. Salant Lecture

October 22, 2009 — Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, began the second annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press with a tour of…

Lack of funding for news a ‘serious social problem,’ says Jim Hoge

October 20, 2009 — In a Shorenstein Center discussion, Jim Hoge, editor of Foreign Affairs, referred to his own experiences at the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Daily News to talk about the future of the newspaper business. Hoge…

Obama’s Education Agenda: Is It an Extension of Bush?

October 16, 2009 – Brown-bag lunch with Dale Mezzacappa, award-winning education reporter and president of the Education Writers Association. Moderated by IOP Fellow Gina Glantz. Co-sponsored by the Communications and Media Professional Interest Council (PIC) and Education PIC.

Joe Klein: Diplomacy ‘crucial’ in Iran and Afghanistan

October 14, 2009 —Time magazine columnist Joe Klein was introduced at the Shorenstein brown-bag lunch by Director Alex S. Jones as “deeply informed, outspoken, clear thinking,” in covering the “troublesome parts of world affairs.” Klein spoke on Obama’s foreign policy…

Garrett ‘feels weight’ of feud between Fox and White House

October 13, 2009 — At the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch, Major Garrett, senior White House correspondent for Fox News, discussed covering a historic campaign and presidency, and the “public feud” between the White House communications office and his network. The…