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…

Financial crisis: Quick fixes or reregulation?

November 19, 2008 — The United States needs to update financial regulation to acknowledge the global economy of the 21st century in order to prevent today’s global financial crisis from happening again, according to a panel of financial experts. The…