Investigative journalist Charles Lewis: Media-university partnerships needed to boost journalism — and civic integrity

October 14, 2014 — Charles Lewis, a pioneering journalist who founded the Center for Public Integrity and who now serves as a faculty member at American University, said part of the future of investigative news involves  new “hybrid” models that…

Michael Crowley of Time magazine: Traveling the globe and witnessing America’s changing role

October 7, 2014 — Michael Crowley, chief foreign affairs correspondent for Time magazine, gave a sweeping tour of a life spent covering stories from the Middle East to Mexico, revealing the tensions inherent in trips with government officials as well as the challenges…

Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report: Republicans likely to take U.S. Senate in 2014

September 30, 2014 — Amy Walter, National Editor of the Cook Political Report, said that the outcomes of the 2014 midterm elections have the potential not only to shift control of the Senate, but also to give a strong indication…

BuzzFeed’s Miriam Elder: Thinking of New Ways to Cover the World

September 23, 2014 — Putting the “new” back in “news” is the goal of BuzzFeed’s growing coverage of global affairs, said Miriam Elder, foreign editor for the online media outlet. BuzzFeed World, which started in August 2013, has been hiring…

Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker: Reform the Presidential Election System to Promote Greater Civic Health

September 16, 2014 — Hendrik “Rick” Hertzberg, senior editor at the New Yorker and longtime political commentator, returned to the Shorenstein Center to discuss reform of presidential elections, advocating revision of the Electoral College system through a new state “compact”…

ABC’s Robin Sproul on Reporting ‘Bundled’ News in a Highly Competitive Market

September 9, 2014 – To kick off the Speaker Series for the fall semester, the Shorenstein Center invited Robin Sproul of ABC News to discuss the challenges of reporting news in a shifting media landscape. Sproul, who was recently promoted to…

Shorenstein Center Welcomes Leaders in Media and International Journalism for Fall 2014

August 28, 2014 — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is pleased to announce its Joan Shorenstein Fellows for Fall 2014: Yavuz Baydar, Celestine Bohlen, John M. Geddes and Matthew Hindman.

Michael Ignatieff Named Edward R. Murrow Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

June 24, 2014 – Author, scholar, journalist, former politician and Professor of Practice Michael Ignatieff has been named to the Edward R. Murrow Chair of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). His full-time appointment begins July 1, and…

Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

May 21, 2014 – Discussion with Aneesh Chopra, former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Co-sponsored with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.