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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.

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Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action

Conference held February 17–18, 2017 Organized by Matthew Baum, David Lazer, and Nicco Mele Sponsored by         Final report written by David Lazer †‡, Matthew Baum ‡, Nir Grinberg †‡, Lisa Friedland †‡, Kenneth Joseph†‡, Will Hobbs…

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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…

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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…

Memorial Service for Jonathan Moore on Saturday, June 3

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 AM in Memorial Church at Harvard University.  The Shorenstein Center and Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School will host a reception following the service. In Memory of…

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…

“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…

Maziar Bahari: Journalism Is Not A Crime

A discussion with: Maziar Bahari, journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist, whose imprisonment in Iran was depicted in the Jon Stewart-directed film Rosewater. Tim Greenberg, executive producer, “The Daily Show” Candy Crowley, Fall 2015 IOP Resident Fellow Former Chief Political…