‘Google’s success is based on trust,’ says Ken Auletta

February 2, 2010 — “Why not?” is the question that lies at the foundation of Google’s engineering, said Ken Auletta in a Shorenstein Center discussion about his new book Googled: The End of the World as We Know It. Auletta,…

Journalists, academics discuss ‘The Future of News’

November 2, 2009 — At the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, the Shorenstein Center, along with the Institute of Politics, presented “The Future of News,” a panel discussion with Robin Sproul, Washington Bureau Chief for ABC News; Alex S. Jones,…

Jonathan Zittrain delivers 2009 Richard S. Salant Lecture

October 22, 2009 — Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, began the second annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press with a tour of…

Shorenstein Center hosts briefing on health care reform

September 30, 2009 — The Shorenstein Center sponsored a briefing for journalists on health care reform at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event featured two panels moderated by Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the…

‘Accountability journalism’ is at risk, says Clay Shirky

September 22, 2009 — In his Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk, “Internet Issues Facing Newspapers,” Clay Shirky described the changing news landscape that has put accountability journalism at risk, and he outlined a “journalistic ecosystem” that is needed to preserve essential…