Nancy Gibbs

Gibbs is the former editor in chief of Time and former editorial director of the Time Inc. News Group. “Nancy Gibbs is an extremely thoughtful and respected voice about the evolving role of the media in politics and society,” said Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf.

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For centuries, racist or casteist ideologies have overlapped in the oppression of African Americans, Dalits, Romani people, and others. The racecraft of inferiority continues to be a powerful ideological weapon that ruling elites and dominant majorities have been using—intentionally and…

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Big Tech and Democracy: The Critical Role of Congress

In March 2019, two projects at Harvard Kennedy School—the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at the Belfer Center and the Platform Accountability Project at the Shorenstein Center—hosted a workshop for Congressional staff to identify and discuss policy approaches to the dilemmas of big tech platforms.

Can Cities Save the Census? A Local Framework for Our Nation's First Digital Count

With trust in federal government and institutions at historic lows, local governments, including cities and counties, must play a critical role in the 2020 Census. If we don’t get the census right, there is so much we are at risk of getting wrong – the implications of which will last for years.

Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the U.S. Census

The 2020 U.S. Census will, for the first time since 1950, ask about residents’ citizenship status. The effect of doing so on census completion across different racial/ethnic groups is, however, unknown. Leveraging a survey experiment, we are the first to assess the causal effect of this question change.

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Behind the Reporting: The Goldsmith Award Finalists

The Shorenstein Center’s podcast is dedicated this week to a series of interviews with the finalists for the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism. Shorenstein Center Special Projects Director Heidi Legg, an accomplished journalist herself, spoke with each of the…

Nabiha Syed: 2018 Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

Nabiha Syed, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, gave the 11th Annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, November 14, 2018. Ms. Syed,…

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Dallas Morning News Wins the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

J. David McShane and Andrew Chavez of the Dallas Morning News won the prize for their story “Pain and Profit,” on problems with medicaid patients receiving adequate care in Texas.