Dear Friends and Colleagues,
After fifteen years as Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, I have told Dean Ellwood I have decided that this academic year will be my last, and that I shall be leaving the position as of July 1. Later, Dean Ellwood will have an announcement about the process for selecting a new director.
- Engaged the media and public through scores of events and thoughtful and groundbreaking papers and books published on important media issues by Shorenstein faculty and fellows.
- Demonstrated a powerful commitment to HKS students in the form of digital instruction, workshops, internships, scholarships, speakers, lectures and courses geared to aid them as they set out to change the world.
- Achieved a financial foundation for the Center that ensures its long-term future, largely through the great generosity of the Shorenstein family.
- Raised the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prizes to the highest level of professional recognition, with the support of the Greenfield family.
- Created Journalist’s Resource, which now provides free access to the best scholarly research to give depth to journalism and also teach aspiring journalists the habit of using research in their journalism, with the support of the Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.
- Maintained the Shorenstein Center’s reputation as a standard-bearer for the highest-quality reportage and the best journalistic values in a world of epochal change.
With my warmest regards to you all,
Alex S. Jones
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy