About the Shorenstein Center

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The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard Kennedy School research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars, and between them and the public.

The Center advances its mission of protecting the information ecosystem and supporting healthy democracy by addressing the twin crises of trust and truth that face communities around the world. It pursues this work through academic research, teaching, a program of visiting fellows, conferences, and other initiatives.

To learn more about the Shorenstein Center, visit the pages dedicated to our research projects, history, director and staff, and the fellows, faculty, courses and events that enliven the academic year.

Center Leadership

Nancy Gibbs, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Kennedy School, is the Shorenstein Center’s faculty Director. She leads the strategic and academic focus for the Center.

Setti Warren, former Mayor of Newton, MA, is the Center’s Executive Director. In this role he leads all administrative and operations functions for the Center, and manages the Center’s core staff and programs.

Research Projects

The Center’s research work is generated by our six main research projects. You can learn more about them and their work here.