Michele Norris

2014 Event Highlights

The Shorenstein Center hosts a weekly speaker series throughout the academic year, as well as other special events. With the Fall 2014 semester coming to a close, we look back at the perspectives shared by our visiting speakers, who discussed…

Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

Media, Campaigns, and 2016 with Jill Abramson, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, David Rogers, and Alex S. Jones. December 2, 2014, 9:00am.

Theodore H. White Lecture with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Theodore H. White Lecture with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

December 1, 2014 – “Optimism for a Change: Media, Campaigns, and 2016.” Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, managing editors of Bloomberg Politics, and hosts of Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect.” The David Nyhan Prize for Political…

Jeff Madrick: “Seven Bad Economic Ideas and How They’ve Hurt Us All”

Jeff Madrick: “Seven Bad Economic Ideas and How They’ve Hurt Us All”

November 20, 2014 — Jeff Madrick, editor of Challenge magazine, contributing editor at Harper’ s, and former Shorenstein fellow, discussed the widely-adopted yet, in his view, faulty ideas that have dominated U.S. economic policy in recent decades. Drawing on his…

Frederick W. Mayer: Narrative Politics: The Medium is the Story

November 19, 2014 — Frederick W. Mayer, professor of public policy, political science and environment at Duke University, discussed how storytelling plays a vital role in political and civic engagement.

Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic: The Challenges of Reporting on the Middle East

November 18, 2014 — Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for the Atlantic, discussed the increasing dangers of reporting on the Middle East and provided candid guidance for those who aspire to cover the region.

Margaret H. Marshall: “Democracy v. the First Amendment? New Tensions in a New Age”

Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press with Margaret H. Marshall November 13, 2014 – Margaret Marshall, former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, delivered the annual Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press, where…

Tuesday, November 4, 12 p.m.
Election Day Discussion

Co-sponsored by the IOP and the Shorenstein Center. Join former NY Times and Politico reporter/editor Rick Berke and HKS experts for an informal discussion about the midterm elections, including analysis of early polling data and thoughts about the impact of…

Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick: Supreme Court increasingly wary of the media and Internet

October 28, 2014 — Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate and a prominent legal analyst, expressed deep concerns about the relationship between the press and the U.S. Supreme Court, noting that the Justices have become “increasingly mistrustful” of news media….

Charles M. Blow of The New York Times: “Equality for everyone is not only right but is a moral imperative”

October 21, 2014 — Journalist Charles M. Blow, author of the new memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, discussed his early career in journalism and the development of his distinctive, data-driven columns for The New York Times, which he…