New COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Declining Approval for Government Executives

The fifth survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe, found that between…

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Big, If True Webinar: Fighting a Two-Front War: Censorship and Disinformation in Southeast Asia

In this episode of BIG, If True, we’ll reflect on the hybrid battles being waged by journalists, activists, and dissidents against censorship and disinformation in Southeast Asia. The discussion will trace the genesis of the recent attacks on the freedom…

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Canaries in the Coal Mine: COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities

Even as Black people are disproportionately dying from the virus due to systemic racism, harmful inaccuracies about COVID-19 are metastasizing in Black online spaces. Using multi-site digital ethnography, Shorenstein Center Fellow Brandi Collins-Dexter tracked and identified the spread of this disinformation, and makes recommendations on how to combat it.

Access to and belief in accurate COVID-19 information varies, according to new survey

The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States’ latest survey results show decreasing trust in government institutions and the police to handle the COVID-19 outbreak, and increasing partisan divides in opinions about the response. In a new…

State Results of May Survey Show 60% of Americans Support Expanding Vote by Mail

The second round of a multi-university project to survey people in all 50 states about their opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic response focused on public opinion around increasing access to vote by mail (VBM) for the upcoming Presidential elections. 60%…

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America’s Economic Experience

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – The Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with Tara Westover, author of the award winning memoir, Educated, Gene Sperling, author of the new book Economic Dignity and Former Director of the National Economic Council For Presidents Clinton and Obama, and Setti Warren,…

Terms of Disservice Book Launch

Monday, June 15, 2020 – The Shorenstein Center hosted an online book launch for Terms of Disservice, authored by senior fellow and co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project, Dipayan Ghosh. The event featured Shorenstein Center director Nancy Gibbs, former Hillary Clinton 2016…


Resources and Reading on Racial Justice, Racial Equity  and Anti-Racism

A list of books, articles, podcasts, organizations, and other resources, curated by the Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project, to help better understand current issues about race, and what it means to be anti-racist.

A Black Lives Matter protest in the wake of George Floyd's killing

This commentary by Executive Director Setti Warren was first published in The Telegraph (UK) on June 5, 2020. We are living at a time of generational change and if we embrace principles from previous movements, we can alter the lives of future generations.