Past Events

Robin Sproul: New administration is tackling a lot, and fast

March 17, 2009 — The brown-bag talk by Robin Sproul, Washington bureau chief for ABC News, was titled “The New Administration and Change,” but it could have as easily been “The Next 50 days.” “The biggest change [in Washington] is…

Will Obama’s Recovery Plan Work?

March 13, 2009 – Discussion on the U.S. economic crisis with Richard Parker, lecturer in public policy.

Jodi Kantor profiles personalities in Obama administration

March 10, 2009 — As Washington correspondent for the New York Times and self-decribed “profilist” of the Obama administration, Jodi Kantor chose “Covering Obama World” as the topic of her March 10 Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk. In her remarks, she…

David Carr: News organizations must build their future

March 3, 2009 — Judging from his Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk, “Fallen Sky: Finding a Way Forward After the Media Shakeout,” New York Times media columnist David Carr is equal parts pessimist and optimist. What did Carr think of the…

Media troubles a problem for democracy, says Slate’s Weisberg

February 24, 2009 — Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of Slate, looked at web media and the future of journalism at the Shorenstein Center’s brown-bag lunch. Director Alex S. Jones launched the discussion with the observation that in today’s online environment, there is “gigantic…

Shorenstein Center holds briefing on the economy and New York

February 19, 2009 — The Harvard Club of New York was the site of a briefing for journalists on the economy and New York, sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. The guests of…

Ornstein reflects on presidency so far, looks forward

February 17, 2009 — The speaker at today’s brown-bag lunch, Norman Orstein, was introduced by Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones as “one of the most familiar commentators and analysts in American politics.” Jones noted that Ornstein was the most frequent guest…

Seth Mydans awarded 2009 Shorenstein Prize

February 12, 2009 — The 2009 recipient of the Shorenstein Prize for Reporting on Asia is Seth Mydans, who covers Southeast Asia for the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune from his base in Bangkok, Thailand. Since taking up…

Economic Challenges Facing the Obama Administration

February 11, 2009 – A conversation about the current economic situation with Richard Parker, senior fellow of the Shorenstein Center. Moderated by Thomas Patterson.