Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

October 25, 2016—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and professor at Columbia Law School, discussed his new book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, during a conversation at the Shorenstein Center with Erie Meyer,…

Define American: Humanizing the Immigration Debate with Jose Antonio Vargas

Define American: Humanizing the Immigration Debate with Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist and filmmaker, and serves as the CEO of Define American and #EmergingUS. Jose was part of The Washington Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for coverage of the…

Joy-Ann Reid: How Race Impacts the 2016 Election

Joy-Ann Reid: How Race Impacts the 2016 Election

October 11, 2016 — Joy-Ann Reid, host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” discussed the role of race within the Republican and Democratic parties, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need for the U.S. to reckon with its history, in a…

Mobile vs. Computer: Implications for News Audiences and Outlets

Mobile vs. Computer: Implications for News Audiences and Outlets

A new paper by Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University, examines how mobile technology – despite expanding internet access – is also contributing to a digital divide in news consumption….

Rape Culture in India: The Role of the English-Language Press

A new paper by Joanna Jolly, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and former BBC South Asia editor, examines the increased coverage of rape in India’s English-language newspapers following the infamous 2012 gang rape in Delhi, and whether this coverage led to…

The Pen and the Sword: Reporting ISIS

A new paper by Paul Wood, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and BBC world affairs correspondent, tells the harrowing story of a kidnapping by ISIS, and examines the ethical dilemmas that arise when reporting on terrorist organizations. Between November 2012 and…

The Bezos Effect: How Amazon’s Founder Is Reinventing The Washington Post – and What Lessons It Might Hold for the Beleaguered Newspaper Business

A new paper by Dan Kennedy, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, provides insight into The Washington Post’s digital strategy and business model following its acquisition by Amazon founder and…

Digital Government and Public Sector Startups with Erie Meyer of U.S. Digital Service

Erie Meyer is a co-founder of United States Digital Service, a new team working to transform how the federal government works for the American people. She serves on the headquarters team in the White House. The discussion will be moderated by Nick…

Controversy! A Reporter’s Perspective On Global Climate & Energy Debates with Coral Davenport

February 9, 2016 — Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for The New York Times, discussed her coverage of climate change policy, how the beat is changing, and how to make the subject matter interesting and relatable to readers. Davenport…

Criminal Justice in the Age of Big Data

“Our criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be.” — President Obama, July 15, 2015 This summer, President Obama addressed the 106th NAACP convention to lay out the reasons we need to reform the criminal justice system. The numbers speak…