Iraq is ‘shedding its diversity,’ says NPR’s Deborah Amos

February 16, 2010 — Deborah Amos, Goldsmith Fellow at the Shorenstein Center and foreign correspondent for NPR, recounted the recent political history of Iraq at a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event titled “Sectarianism and a Post-Election Iraq.” Amos decided to…

David Rohde says security is needed for progress in Pakistan

February 5, 2010 — David Rohde, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The New York Times and a former Shorenstein Fellow, spoke to the Shorenstein Center on “Pakistan’s Role in the Rise of the New Taliban.” Having escaped from the Taliban…

Revkin: Climate change information must come from outside journalism

February 4, 2010 — The first of three Shorenstein Center/Belfer Center seminars on news coverage of climate change, “The Public Divide over Climate Change: Scientists, Skeptics and the Media,” was itself a lively debate. The panel featured Andrew C. Revkin…

‘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…