South Africa: Press, Politics and Development in the Post-Apartheid Era

April 26, 2011 – “South Africa: Press, Politics and Development in the Post-Apartheid Era.” Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict and the Media with Bob Giles, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and Rob Rose, business reporter for South Africa’s Sunday Times and…

Schiller urges commercial media to ’embrace audience as partners’

April 20, 2011 — Vivian Schiller, former CEO and president of National Public Radio, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about how public and commercial news organizations can learn from each other to be successful and relevant in the future. As…

Morgenson: With Dodd-Frank, next crisis will come sooner, not later

April 12, 2011 — Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times assistant business and financial editor and columnist, has some good things to say about the Dodd-Frank financial-regulation act, but the list is short. Enacted after the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the bill’s…

Undermining Our Own Security: U.S. Policies in the Middle East and Beyond

April 7, 2011 – A discussion with Glenn Greenwald, constitutional lawyer; contributing writer at Salon.com, where he writes one of the most widely read political and legal blogs on the Internet. Co-sponsored with the Middle East Initiative and the Harvard Kennedy School…

The Changing Role of the Media: A View from Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street

April 6, 2011 – Business & Government Seminar Series with Simon Lewis, Chief Executive, Association for Financial Markets in Europe; former official spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Queen. Co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the…

Tolbert traces digital inequality to lack of skills and money

April 5, 2011 — Caroline Tolbert has been researching and tracking digital literacy in the United States. As professor of political science at the University of Iowa, she studies the divide between the availability of Internet access and use of…

Emily Bell looks outside the field to ‘remake fourth estate’

April 4, 2011 — Emily Bell previously worked at the Guardian News and Media as director of digital content and has recently taken a position at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism as director of the Tow Center for Digital…

The Military and the Media: Two Perspectives—Iraq and Pakistan

March 29, 2011 – Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media with Wajahat Khan, Shorenstein Fellow and broadcast and print journalist in Pakistan; and Emma Sky, Institute of Politics Fellow and former political advisor to General Ray T….

Alterman: U.S. democracy obstructs progressive change

March 29, 2011 — The problematic American democratic system is the subject of a new book by Eric Alterman, Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama. Alterman, Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School of…

In the Shadow of the Japan Crisis: The Seesaw Coverage of Nuclear Power

March 23, 2011 – Clean Energy and the Media Series with Ned Potter, ABC News science correspondent, and Matthew Wald, New York Times energy reporter. Discussant: Matthew Bunn, Belfer Center. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs….