Nadine Strossen: “Free Expression: An Endangered Species on Campus?”

2015 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press October 7, 2015 – Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and former ACLU president, delivered the eighth annual Salant Lecture on Freedom…

Podcast: How Social Media Shaped Coverage of Ferguson Protests

August 17, 2015 — On this installment of the Shorenstein Center’s Media and Politics Podcast, Wesley Lowery, reporter at The Washington Post, discusses his extensive coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, and its lessons for the media. Also featuring Michele Norris, NPR…

Wesley Lowery: Reporting on Ferguson and Subsequent Developments

February 17, 2015 — Wesley Lowery, Washington Post reporter, discussed his extensive coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, and its lessons for the media. When Lowery arrived in Ferguson at the beginning of the protests, he had no idea what was to come….

A Letter to Journalists from a Former FCC Commissioner

Fall 2013 Fellow Michael Copps, former Federal Communications Commissioner, shares concerns and offers advice regarding government regulation of corporate media.

Ex-NYT reporter sees his book on death penalty in print after decade of obstacles

February 28, 2012 — After nearly 12 years of obstacles, Raymond Bonner‘s book, Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong, was published by Knopf. Bonner spoke to the Shorenstein Center about his journalistic process in writing the book and getting…

Covering Crime in Washington, D.C.

A paper by Kimberly Gross, spring 2006 fellow, examines the nature of local television news coverage of crime and its effects on emotional response. Gross presents the results of a content analysis of two months of local television news coverage…

Age in the Press

A paper by Hans Bergstrom, spring 2001 fellow, asks whether, in the face of an aging population, the print media is taking due notice? An aging society, and the issues that such a changing society brings, should affect the press…

No Seat at the Table: The Black-White Appearance Gap in the Election 2000 Story

A paper by Deborah Mathis, fall 2000-spring 2001 fellow, examines racial diversity in the media coverage after the Bush-Gore election in 2000. Between November 7, when voters reported to the polls, and December 13, when Gore finally conceded to Bush,…

Framing Identity: The Press in Crown Heights

A paper by Carol B. Conaway, fall 1994 fellow, examines the media coverage of the 1991 Crown Heights riot, which was sparked when two Caribbean-American children were struck by an automobile in the motorcade of a Jewish sect leader. Conaway…