Shorenstein Center Announces Fall 2019 Fellows

This semester the Shorenstein Center will welcome five new fellows to campus to conduct research and engage with students and the Harvard Kennedy School community. Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs says, “We are excited to welcome such a fascinating group…

Upcoming Events

Undesign the Redline: The Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America

Join us for Undesign the Redline: the Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America, a lecture by April De Simone and Katie Swenson, moderated by Miriam Aschkenasy, Program Manager, Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability. Undesign the Redline: the Transformation of…

Pathways to Public Service: A Computer Scientist and a Mayor on ways to make service a career

Join us for a conversation on careers in public service with Shorenstein Center fellow Kathy Pham, and executive director Setti Warren. Kathy Pham is a computer scientist, product leader, and researcher on ethics and technology. She has held roles in…

KristinGilger-JuliaWallace

Join us for a discussion with Kristin Gilger and Julia Wallace, authors of “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead,” moderated by Shorenstein Center Director and former editor in chief of TIME…

Featured Research

A person reads an article about big tech and government regulation

This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology and digital platform companies. Click here to read more of their research and commentary. The views expressed…

Digital Pay-Meter Playbook

The past half-decade has seen a digital subscription renaissance in the news publishing industry. Our research suggests publishers should invest in capabilities to engage in constant testing and experimentation in digital — to build engagement among digital audiences and ultimately convert engaged readers into paying subscribers.

Small is Beautiful

The decline of the legacy media started long before the Internet, but the Internet exposed a business model that relied too heavily on the wrong customers. This paper argues that subscription might be the only viable business model for digital media in the long run, but a small circulation might be large enough to make news outlets sustainable. Small is beautiful.

Featured Audio & Video

The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion

The Technology and Social Change Research Project and the Initiative for Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability – both core research projects at the Shorenstein Center – recently co-sponsored an event at the IOP JFK Jr. Forum on “The Politics of Difference:…

The Homecomers Podcast

Sarah Smarsh was a Spring 2018 Fellow at the Shorenstein Center. During her fellowship she began work on a podcast featuring voices from the American heartland, which has now been released as The Homecomers. The podcast continues many of the…

News

Digital Governing/Governing Digital

Several of the Shorenstein Center’s flagship projects were featured in the latest edition of the Harvard Kennedy School magazine. This comprehensive overview of the school’s digital efforts includes our work on misinformation, digital platform regulation, and privacy. Read the full…

Adam Moss

Harvard students, both graduate students and undergrads, are encouraged to sign up for our fall semester workshop on building a better political media with Walter Shorenstein Fellow Adam Moss, former Editor-in-Chief of New York Magazine.