Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2017 Fellows

Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2017 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2017 fellows. “Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaigns in American history, our…

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News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone…

2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

A panel discussion about the 2016 election and news coverage featuring: Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow; political contributor to CBS News; former moderator of “Face the Nation” Nancy Kaffer, columnist, Detroit Free Press; winner of the 2016…

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Larry Wilmore

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Larry Wilmore

This year’s Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics was delivered by comedian, producer and writer Larry Wilmore. The David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism was also awarded to Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press. Larry Wilmore’s talk starts at 15:09….

Nicco Mele: All Journalism is Local

Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center, writes that after the election, “to get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors—hubs of community information and activity.” Read more in Nieman Reports. 

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….

Nicco Mele Named as New Director of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Nicco Mele, Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California and former Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been named the new director of the Shorenstein Center on…

“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…