Do Partisan Media Matter for Democracy Today?

March 6, 2014 – Partisan Media Seminar Series with Kevin Arceneaux, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Temple University; and Talia Stroud, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin. Moderator: Matthew Baum, Marvin Kalb Professor of Global…

Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

March 6, 2014 – Goldsmith Seminar panel discussion with the winners and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Read the transcript (PDF). Watch the video: If the story below doesn’t load properly, click here to view in Storify.

The Center for Public Integrity in partnership with ABC News Win the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

March 5, 2014 – The Goldsmith Awards honored the best in investigative journalism and awarded the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Book Prize and the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. The keynote address was delivered by Candy Crowley of CNN.

Managing editor of sees value in sticking with a story outside of ‘Twitter time’

March 4, 2014 – Exercising patience in the midst of a 24/7 news cycle is crucial in building and maintaining an audience, said Dafna Linzer, managing editor for She spoke to the Shorenstein Center on Tuesday about how difficult but crucial it is not to get swept up in the Twitter mindset of “instant gratification.” Instead, she argued, the focus of good journalism should be to stick with stories and develop them over time.

Afghanistan  2014:  The Way Forward

March 3, 2014 – “Afghanistan  2014:  The Way Forward.” Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Katherine Hunter, Weatherhead Center Fellow and  former Senior Deputy Country Representative, Asia Foundation in Afghanistan; and Sangar Rahimi, Afghan journalist and a 2014 Nieman Fellow. Co-sponsored by…

Thoughts on the media future: N.Y. Times’ David Carr, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

February 28, 2014 – The Shorenstein Center hosts a weekly speaker series throughout the academic year. The events feature a wide variety of journalists and media thinkers — from David Carr and Bart Gellman to Andrea Mitchell and Ben Smith. Topics…

Speaker Series with Anne Gearan

February 25, 2014 – Speaker Series with Anne Gearan, Diplomatic Correspondent at The Washington Post. Co-sponsored with the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Women and Public Policy Program.

BuzzFeed: The New Newsroom…Is It the Future?

February 25, 2014 – The Shorenstein Center welcomed Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, to share his insights on news models, and what works in today’s media ecosystem. Smith emphasized the value of shared content over number of clicks, and how crucial editors are in any newsroom. Investigative reporting is alive and well on the Internet, he added.

Media Narratives Paint a False Picture of Gender Equality, Argue Authors Rivers and Barnett

February 18, 2014 – In their book, The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men—and Our Economy, authors Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that while strides have been made over the years in the area of gender…

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Covering Foreign Affairs While Keeping the Facts Straight

February 12, 2014 – Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” discussed the challenges of reporting on global issues in an ever-changing media environment.