Fall 2017 Fellows

Shorenstein Center Announces Fall 2017 Fellows and Visiting Faculty

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of fall 2017 fellows and visiting faculty. “I am delighted to welcome a stellar group of scholars,…

Shorenstein Center Co-Sponsors “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks & Protect Integrity of Elections

Cambridge, Mass.—The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School launched a new, bipartisan initiative today called the “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) Project. Co-led by the former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney and experts from the…

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Environmental Justice? Unjust Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis

A new paper by Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, examines the failure of national media outlets to respond to the Flint water crisis…

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Black Pigeon Speaks: The Anatomy of the Worldview of an Alt-Right YouTuber

Disclaimer: This paper contains offensive content. “Alt-right” views quoted in this paper are not endorsed by the Shorenstein Center. A new paper by Zack Exley, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2017), organizer and author dives into a little-known part of the…

A Year of Impact at the Shorenstein Center, 2016-2017

The Shorenstein Center has released its 2016-2017 annual report and an accompanying video in which students, fellows, and faculty discuss why the Center is important to them.

Sarah Smarsh: Reporting on Rural America and Class

April 18, 2017—Sarah Smarsh, a reporter on socioeconomic class, politics, and policy for The New Yorker, The Guardian, Harper’s online, and other publications, discussed media coverage of class in the U.S. Below are some highlights from her conversation with Shorenstein…

Yochai Benkler: The Right-Wing Media Ecosystem

April 5, 2017—Yochai Benkler, professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, discussed his recent study on conservative media and the 2016 election, which analyzed more than 1.25 million stories…

“The World’s Newsroom: Inside BBC News” with Jonathan Munro

HKS British and Irish Caucus presents “The World’s Newsroom: Inside BBC News” with Jonathan Munro, head of newsgathering, BBC. Jonathan Munro leads BBC Newsgathering – one of the world’s largest broadcast news gathering operations with more than 40 international bureaus…

Kelman Seminar: Beyond the Headlines – Understanding and Misunderstanding Islam

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution featuring speakers: Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Program in Islamic Studies at Harvard Jeff Seul, Lecturer on…

Leadership in Exporting the First Amendment with David Ensor

Voices in Leadership Event Series at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health  Live webcast. Those with Harvard ID are invited to attend in person — RSVP here to enter the random lottery for a seat. To watch the…