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Steve Lopez wins 2021 Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Nyhan Prize Selection Committee has named Steve Lopez, columnist at the Los Angeles Times, as the winner of the 2021 Nyhan Prize in Political Journalism.  The Nyhan Prize honors a political journalist who covers politics and social policy in the public interest, and embodies …

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Michele Norris to be honored with the 2022 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 Michele Norris, whose career in print, television, and radio has made her a leading voice on race, identity, and the …

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Research and Resources on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Faculty, fellows, and researchers from across the Shorenstein Center are focusing on the war in Ukraine. They are helping to understand the role of disinformation and media manipulation tactics on the war and coverage of it, how a free and independent press is essential to understanding conflict, how people can communicate through the fog of …

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The Goldsmith Prize, founded in 1991 and funded by a gift from the Greenfield Foundation, honors the best public service investigative journalism that has made an impact …

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Spring 2022 Joan Shorenstein Fellows

This spring the Shorenstein Center welcomes three new Joan Shorenstein Fellows who will conduct research and student and public engagement on issues relating to the regulation of technology, digital consumer protection, the impacts of algorithmic systems on communites and democracies, and the ways that networked groups of volunteers and humanitarian aid workers respond to major …

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Spring 2022 News Leaders Summit Cohort

The second cohort of the Shorenstein Center News Leaders Summit will convene this spring to examine ways that newsrooms can address misinformation and media manipulation. The cohort, made up of senior editors and news executives from across the United States, will work with one another, and with Shorenstein Center faculty and staff, including Director Nancy …

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The COVID States Project Survey of U.S. Pandemic Opinions

The COVID States Project is a nationwide, 50-state survey of opinions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been in the field regularly since March, 2020. It is run by a multi-university collaboration including Harvard Kennedy School, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Harvard Medical School, and Northwestern University. The Kennedy School’s Marvin Kalb Professor of Global …

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A Look Back at 2021 at the Shorenstein Center

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New Shorenstein Center HKS Executive Education Program

Led by Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs, along with a team of Shorenstein Center faculty and affiliates, the new Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program Leading through the Changing Media Landscape is designed to equip leaders in the public and private sector to be more successful in today’s difficult media environment. During the past few …

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Research Fellows Join the Shorenstein Center’s COVID States Project and Public Interest Tech Lab

A group of research fellows and post-doctoral fellows have joined the Shorenstein Center to work on several resident faculty-led projects. COVID States Project Fellows Matthew Baum, the Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications at Harvard Kennedy School, is one of the lead researchers on a multi-university collaborative effort to conduct polling related to the COVID-19 …

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