Michele Norris

2014 Event Highlights

The Shorenstein Center hosts a weekly speaker series throughout the academic year, as well as other special events. With the Fall 2014 semester coming to a close, we look back at the perspectives shared by our visiting speakers, who discussed…

Fall 2014 Fellows

Shorenstein Center Welcomes Leaders in Media and International Journalism for Fall 2014

August 28, 2014 — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is pleased to announce its Joan Shorenstein Fellows for Fall 2014: Yavuz Baydar, Celestine Bohlen, John M. Geddes and Matthew Hindman.

Michael Ignatieff Named Edward R. Murrow Professor at  Harvard Kennedy School

Michael Ignatieff Named Edward R. Murrow Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

June 24, 2014 – Author, scholar, journalist, former politician and Professor of Practice Michael Ignatieff has been named to the Edward R. Murrow Chair of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). His full-time appointment begins July 1, and…

The Promise and Peril of the Internet

May 16, 2014 – As part of Harvard Kennedy School’s IDEASpHERE conference, the Shorenstein Center hosted a discussion with Morra Aarons-Mele, MC/MPA 2008, founder of Women Online, and Nicco Mele, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. The discussion centered around how the Internet has fostered a shift from institutions to individuals, and the power of a personal digital persona.

Thoughts on the media future: N.Y. Times’ David Carr, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

February 28, 2014 – The Shorenstein Center hosts a weekly speaker series throughout the academic year. The events feature a wide variety of journalists and media thinkers — from David Carr and Bart Gellman to Andrea Mitchell and Ben Smith. Topics…

BuzzFeed: The New Newsroom…Is It the Future?

February 25, 2014 – The Shorenstein Center welcomed Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, to share his insights on news models, and what works in today’s media ecosystem. Smith emphasized the value of shared content over number of clicks, and how crucial editors are in any newsroom. Investigative reporting is alive and well on the Internet, he added.

Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2014 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

January 30, 2014 – Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting have been announced by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative…

Shorenstein Center Announces New Fellows for Spring 2014

January 21, 2014 – The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is pleased to announce the Joan Shorenstein Fellows for the 2014 Spring semester: Jill Dougherty, former foreign news correspondent for CNN; Robert Lenzner, contributing editor and columnist for Forbes.com; and Steve Oney, author of And the Dead Shall Rise. Diane McWhorter, author of Carry Me Home, is the A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence.

Harvard Kennedy School Establishes the Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy

December 10, 2013 – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced an ambitious new fellowship in honor of developer and philanthropist Walter Shorenstein and a name change for the research center endowed by the late Mr. Shorenstein in 1986. A gift of $5 million…