Past Events

2016 Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism with Keynote by Walter Isaacson

The presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Book Prizes and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. The annual Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize honors journalism that promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the…

“The World’s Newsroom: Inside BBC News” with Jonathan Munro

HKS British and Irish Caucus presents “The World’s Newsroom: Inside BBC News” with Jonathan Munro, head of newsgathering, BBC. Jonathan Munro leads BBC Newsgathering – one of the world’s largest broadcast news gathering operations with more than 40 international bureaus…

TIME’s Nancy Gibbs: The Disintermediation of Media and Politics

March 1, 2016 — Nancy Gibbs, editor of TIME, discussed the parallels between the disruption of the media industry and the upheaval of politics during the 2016 presidential campaign. In this election cycle, the “traditional entities” – the political parties,…

E.J. Dionne, Jr. – American Conservatism and the Republican Party

February 23, 2016 — E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post op-ed columnist, discussed his new book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond, and the role of the media in the 2016 election. In…

Nicco Mele – In Search of a Business Model: The Future of Journalism in an Age of Social Media and Dramatic Declines in Print Revenue

February 18, 2016 — Nicco Mele, author, digital strategist and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, discussed the future and feasibility of various news outlet business models. Mele, who is also a former senior…

Jill Abramson – Election 2016: Is There Enough Quality Campaign Coverage?

February 17, 2016 — Jill Abramson, lecturer at Harvard and former executive editor of The New York Times, discussed the 2016 election and its coverage in the media – both problematic and promising. Abramson, who has covered politics since 1976,…

CNN’s Sam Feist: Coverage of Election 2016

February 16, 2016 — Sam Feist, who leads the production of CNN’s campaign coverage and debates as Washington bureau chief and senior vice president, discussed the network’s coverage of the 2016 election. Feist opened his talk with what he called…

Controversy! A Reporter’s Perspective On Global Climate & Energy Debates with Coral Davenport

February 9, 2016 — Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for The New York Times, discussed her coverage of climate change policy, how the beat is changing, and how to make the subject matter interesting and relatable to readers. Davenport…

Walter V. Robinson: Spotlight on Investigative Reporting

February 9, 2016 — Walter V. Robinson, editor at large for The Boston Globe, discussed the Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” and the future of investigative reporting. Robinson, played by Michael Keaton…

Bob Schieffer: The Iowa Caucuses, the New Hampshire Primaries and Beyond

February 3, 2016 — Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed this week’s Iowa Caucuses, and looked ahead to the upcoming primaries and general election. Establishment Republicans are…