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Announcing the inaugural class of fellows for documentary film professionals and scholars

This fall, the Shorenstein Center is thrilled to welcome its first cohort of documentary film fellows under the auspices of the center’s newly-established Documentary Film in the Public Interest research initiative. Documentary films play a vital role in our civic culture by investigating injustices, unearthing forgotten histories, connecting to new perspectives and speaking truth to …

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GPTs, software engineering, and a new age of hacking

ChatGPT and other natural language models have recently sparked considerable intrigue and unease. Governments and businesses are increasingly acknowledging the role of Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs) in shaping the cybersecurity landscape. This article discusses the implications of using GPTs in software development and the potential impact on cybersecurity in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). …

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The Disparate Impacts of College Admissions Policies on Asian American Applicants

Abstract There is debate over whether Asian American students are admitted to selective colleges and universities at lower rates than white students with similar academic qualifications. However, there have been few empirical investigations of this issue, in large part due to a dearth of data. Here we present the results from analyzing 685,709 applications from …

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The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, Vatican - a Hellenistic Greek sculpture of a man and his two sons being attacked by snakes. Photo by Iam_os via Unsplash.

Experimental studies of conflict: Challenges, solutions, and advice to junior scholars

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. This paper was originally published in the July 2023 issue of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Photo by iam_os on Unsplash Abstract Conflict plays a profound role …

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Reevaluating the Role of Race and Ethnicity in Diabetes Screening

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. This paper was originally published here. Key Messages There is active debate over whether to consider patient race and ethnicity when estimating disease risk. By accounting for race …

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Line graph showing that people with symptoms of severe depression were more likely to vote for election denier candidates.

Severe Depressive Symptoms Exacerbate the Relationship Between Conspiracy Beliefs and Voting for Election Doubters (WP-23-22)

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. This paper was originally published by the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Download a PDF version of this paper here. Abstract Two of the most significant …

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Semi Finalists for 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

This year nearly 150 examples of investigative reporting were nominated for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative reporting. The following 24 semi-finalists were among the top 30 entries that this year’s judges read. While they were not selected as one of the six finalists for the prize, the judges deemed that they were of extremely high …

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Announcing the 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting Finalists

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The Goldsmith Prize, first awarded in 1993 and funded by a gift from the Greenfield Foundation, honors the best public service investigative journalism that has made an …

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Judy Woodruff to be honored with the 2023 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism is given annually for outstanding contributions to the field of journalism, and for work that has enriched our political discourse and our society. This year’s winner is Judy Woodruff, whose groundbreaking career in broadcast journalism spans generations. Best known for her measured, fact-first delivery, she has earned …

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