2016 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting: Robin McDowell, The Associated Press; Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post; Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times; Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times; Lisa Song, InsideClimate News; Jon Swaine, Guardian US; and Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director…

Walter V. Robinson: Spotlight on Investigative Reporting

February 9, 2016 — Walter V. Robinson, editor at large for The Boston Globe, discussed the Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” and the future of investigative reporting. Robinson, played by Michael Keaton…

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…