News Business & Practice

The Shorenstein Center’s Commentary Blog brings together original writing and articles written by Shorenstein Center experts to provide context, explainers, and new research on topics in the news. 

Commentary, News Business & Practice, Public Interest Journalism,
Muting Trump’s ‘megaphone’ easier said than done
June 23, 2023
Shorenstein Center professors Matthew Baum and Thomas Patterson talked to the Harvard Gazette about the...
Commentary, News Business & Practice,
Expect more of the same from Fox News
April 26, 2023
Tucker Carlson is out - but Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and many others still carry the Fox News flag,...
Commentary, News Business & Practice,
In Defense, Again, of Paper (Newspapers, that is)
April 11, 2023
Shorenstein Center Advisory Board Member Cristine Russell endorses the indulgence of poring over newsprint...
Commentary, Local News, News Business & Practice,
Public radio can help solve the local news crisis – but that would require expanding staff and coverage
March 23, 2023
Professor Thomas Patterson explains why bolstering local public radio stations could be the key to solving...
Commentary, News Business & Practice,
GAO Local News Study Highlights New Policy Alternatives to Resolve Crisis
January 5, 2023
The federal Government Accountability Office several months ago convened an expert policy panel on solutions...