The Persistent Advocate: The New York Times’ Editorials and the Normalization of U.S. Ties with Cuba

A paper by Marie Sanz, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and senior correspondent for Agence France Presse, examines The New York Times’ editorials on U.S.-Cuba relations over the past five decades, and the role of the press in the restoration…

Exporting the First Amendment: Strengthening U.S. Soft Power through Journalism

A paper by David Ensor, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and former director of the Voice of America (VOA), makes the case for protecting and strengthening VOA as an independent journalistic voice in order to increase American soft power. VOA’s…

Joan Shorenstein Fellows Discuss Paris Terrorist Attacks, ISIS, and Soft Power

November 17, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center closed its fall semester event series with a conversation with the fall 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: David Ensor, former director of Voice of America, Marie Sanz, Lima, Peru bureau chief, AFP, and Paul…

Marvin Kalb: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War

November 4, 2015 — Marvin Kalb, Shorenstein Center founding director and former moderator of “Meet the Press,” discussed the current relationship between Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S., placing the situation within a larger historical context. Kalb was inspired to write…

Maria Sacchetti: Reporting on the International Refugee Crisis

November 3, 2015 — Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration for The Boston Globe, shared her experiences reporting on the international refugee crisis in Europe, and discussed the importance of local coverage of international stories. Without a foreign desk, the Globe…

Cybersecurity and Privacy in a Connected World

Panelists: Brent Colburn, Fellow, Institute of Politics; former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs); Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security Kimber Dowsett, Security Architect, 18F; Mission Information Specialist, NASA Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community…

Podcast: How ISIS Changed Middle East Reporting: featuring Jeffrey Goldberg and Farnaz Fassihi

June 3, 2015 — On this installment of the Shorenstein Center’s Media and Politics Podcast, Jeffrey Goldberg from The Atlantic and Farnaz Fassihi, a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, discuss the changing nature of reporting on conflict and terrorism in the…

Announcing our New Media and Politics Podcast

May 18, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center is pleased to launch its Media and Politics Podcast, a program highlighting key voices and ideas in the intersection of media, politics and public policy. Download episodes and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on…

Farnaz Fassihi: Reporting from the Middle East

March 25, 2015 — Farnaz Fassihi, senior Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and current Nieman Fellow, discussed how the nature of reporting on the Middle East has changed in recent years, and provided context and insight on…

The Sanctions Against Russia: What Did the West and the Media Expect?

A paper by Celestine Bohlen, Fall 2014 Fellow and columnist at The International New York Times, explores the nature of the 2014 sanctions against Russia, their effects, and the resulting media coverage. Since 2014 the US and EU have targeted…