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Mitigating Medical Misinformation - new research brief from the TaSC project

Mitigating Medical Misinformation – new research brief from the TaSC project

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is proud to announce the release of a new research brief from the Technology and Social Change project (TaSC) — Mitigating Medical Misinformation: A Whole-of-society Approach…

New COVID States surveys on vaccine attitudes and executive approval

New COVID States surveys on vaccine attitudes and executive approval

The COVID States Survey project, co-lead by HKS Professor Matthew Baum, has three new reports out this month looking at vaccine attitudes among healthcare workers, higher rates of vaccine hesitancy among parents, and an update on approval rates for governors…

Dr. Marya T. Mtshali joins the Technology and Social Change Research Project

Dr. Marya T. Mtshali joins the Technology and Social Change Research Project

The Shorenstein Center welcomes Marya T. Mtshali as a new post-doctoral fellow on the Technology and Social Change research project team. Dr. Mtshali is a sociologist and Lecturer in Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard University, where she teaches a…

HKS Feature: Tracking attitudes and behavior on COVID in all 50 states, week by week

HKS Feature: Tracking attitudes and behavior on COVID in all 50 states, week by week

The Harvard Kennedy School did a comprehensive write up about Professor Matthew Baum’s COVID States survey project, one of the longest-running and farthest-reaching surveys on U.S. public attitudes about the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues. Read an excerpt below: The…

A Turning Point in the Oversight of Digital Platforms: A Challenge for American Leadership

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School orof Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in…

Executive Director Setti Warren Moving to the Institute of Politics

A message from Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs, on the announcement of Setti Warren’s appointment to be the next Executive Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. It is with bittersweet feelings that I share the news about…

The National Trust for Local News

Proposing a new framework for newspaper ownership and governance that leverages national capital markets and supports accountability and decision-making in local communities.

New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions

A new report by authors Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman addresses the challenge of government oversight for digital platform companies. It suggests the creation of a new federal agency designed to deal with digital issues rather than industrial ones, and the development of a new approach that replaces industrial era regulation with a new, more agile regulatory model better suited for the dynamism of the digital era.

Survey finds majority in U.S. believe it is unsafe for schools to reopen in fall

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country as we draw closer to a new school year leaving school districts across the United States struggling with the decision of whether to stay remote in the fall, return to classes in…

COVID-19 and its Links to Nationwide Protests

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe looked at the many intersections…