Wesley Lowery: Reporting on Ferguson and Subsequent Developments

February 17, 2015 — Wesley Lowery, Washington Post reporter, discussed his extensive coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, and its lessons for the media. When Lowery arrived in Ferguson at the beginning of the protests, he had no idea what was to come….

Friday, February 20-Saturday, February 21
Smart Cities Challenge Hackathon

Form teams to rapidly design and prototype solutions for participating Massachusetts cities. At the end of the day, teams will present their solutions to a panel of city representatives and other experts ready to implement the best ideas. Learn more…

Government Digital Services Seminar

This session is part of the 10-week seminar series, Data, Technology and Innovation in Government, led by Nick Sinai. Seminars are for students only (graduate and undergraduate) and are not-for-credit. Please register below to reserve your space.  Guest: Erie Meyer, founding member,…

Introduction to Open Data Seminar

This session is part of the 10-week seminar series, Data, Technology and Innovation in Government, led by Nick Sinai. Seminars are for students only (graduate and undergraduate) and not-for-credit. Description: The U.S. government collects and creates a ton of data that is…

Peter D. Hart: The Mood of America and the 2016 Presidential Race

February 3, 2015 — Peter D. Hart, chairman of Hart Research Associates, a polling firm that provides polls for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, provided an analysis of current public opinion and the implications for the 2016 presidential…

The Health of Democracy: The Role of the Media with Alex S. Jones

A free press and public access to information and a broad range of ideas and opinions were considered so essential for a healthy democratic republic that the Founders included protection for freedom of the press in the First Amendment to…