Experts examine how technology can promote democracy

March 10, 2010 — Laptops, personal digital assistants, and iPhones were a ubiquitous and fitting presence at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at “Digital Governance: From the State House to the White House.” As audience members tapped away on…

AFP’s Daphne Benoit says military and media need mutual trust

March 9, 2010 — The military and the media have a “complex relationship,” said Daphne Benoit, Pentagon correspondent for Agence France Press (AFP), at a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event. They need each other but have “conflicting interests.” The media values…

WSJ’s Zuckerman: ‘Outliers’ saw what Wall Street experts missed

March 2, 2010 — At a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event, Greg Zuckerman, senior writer and Heard on the Street columnist at The Wall Street Journal, shared lessons and observations from his book, The Greatest Trade Ever. Zuckerman presented a paradox…

Economist’s Bishop posits theories for media’s ‘procyclical tendency’

February 23, 2010 — The Economist’s American business editor and New York bureau chief, Matthew Bishop, spoke at the Shorenstein Center on the media and the economic crisis. He opened with the statement that on September 15, 2008, the date…

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,…