The Root’s Donna Byrd: How to grow online communities

March 22, 2011 — At a Shorenstein Center event, Donna Byrd, publisher of The Root, shared her experience in growing and engaging an online community. Byrd opened with a brief history of The Root. It was the “brainchild” of Washington Post…

Facebook executives share insight at Harvard Kennedy School

March 9, 2011 — Facebook executives Sheryl Sandberg and Elliot Schrage attracted nearly 200 Kennedy School students to an early-morning discussion on how social media is transforming political organizing, the right to free speech, and corporate social responsibility. With social…

David Sanger defends Times’ decision to publish WikiLeaks

March 8, 2011 — David Sanger said he would “hardly argue that WikiLeaks was the cause of the uprisings” in the Middle East, “but it may have been one of the triggering events.” At a Shorenstein Center event entitled “From…

Goldsmith Seminar looks at the future of reporting

March 8, 2011 — On the morning after the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony, the winners and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting gathered to discuss the stories behind the stories: the dedication, work and hard questions that went into…

Las Vegas Sun’s Allen and Richards win Goldsmith Prize

March 7, 2011 — The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting has been awarded to Marshall Allen and Alex Richards of the Las Vegas Sun by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy for their investigative…

Sunlight Foundation seeks transparency through technology

March 1, 2011 — Ellen Miller, co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, spoke at a Shorenstein Center event about “Tools for Democracy: Information for the Body Politic.” In introducing Miller, Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones described the…

Film Series: Knocking

February 28, 2011 – PON Film Series Presents: Knocking with a discussion with film producer and director Joel Engardio. Co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Joan Shorenstein Center.

The Long Road to Electric Cars: Green Hope or Media Hype?

February 23, 2011 – Clean Energy and the Media Series with Alan Boyle, MSNBC.com science editor, and Bryan Walsh, Time magazine environment reporter. Co-sponsored with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

CPJ’s Joel Simon: ‘Future of press freedom is online’

February 22, 2011 — At a Shorenstein Center event, “From the Front Lines to Online,” Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), looked at the past year in press freedom. He focused on CPJ’s recent publication…

Understanding public protests in Egypt and Iran: What is similar, what is different

February 22, 2011 – Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media with Hoochang Chehabi, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, and Nazila Fathi, reporter for The New York Times and currently a Nieman Fellow. Co-sponsored…