Publications

The Shorenstein Center publishes reports and papers written by fellows, affiliated researchers, and faculty that examine themes associated with our core research initiatives. Papers by former fellows have added significantly to the body of research on the intersections of media, politics, and public policy.

The Shorenstein Center has had more than 300 Fellows since 1986, and nearly all of the papers they wrote at the Center can be found in our Research Archives.

For information about our current research projects, which are large-scale research endeavors lead by resident scholars and faculty at the Center, visit the Programs section of our website. You can also learn about our fellowships and faculty to learn more about the independent research happening at the Center.

Disinformation, International Affairs, Public Interest Journalism, Publications, Tech Policy, Uncategorized,
Research and Resources on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
March 11, 2022
Faculty, fellows, and researchers from across the Shorenstein Center are focusing on the war in Ukraine. They are helping to understand the role of disinformation...
Discussion Papers, Public Interest Journalism, Publications,
Disrupted media – disrupted academy: Rethinking African j-schools
February 15, 2022
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or...
Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications,
The COVID States Project Survey of U.S. Pandemic Opinions
February 4, 2022
The COVID States Project is a nationwide, 50-state survey of opinions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been in the field regularly since March,...
Faculty Research, News, Publications,
New study on receptiveness to opposing views
January 27, 2022
Julia Minson, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Shorenstein Center resident faculty member, and Dr. Frances Chen, Associate...
Local News, News Business & Practice,
The Case for Video Animation in Local TV News: Summary Report for Newsrooms
November 18, 2021
Authors Mike Beaudet is a professor of the practice at Northeastern University School of Journalism and an investigative reporter at WCVB- TV Boston. Contact:...
Discussion Papers, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications,
Telling stories about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic: An investigation of biases in the international news media
November 12, 2021
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or...
Local News, News Business & Practice, Publications,
Solutions to America's Local Journalism Crisis: Consolidated Literature Review
October 12, 2021
By: Craig I. Forman, Schuster Media and Technology Fellow The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do...
News, Public Interest Technology, Public Interest Technology, Tech Policy, Tech Policy,
Shorenstein Fellow Kathy Pham talks tech with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
September 24, 2021
On Thursday, July 15th, 2021, Harvard Shorenstein Center and Rita Allen Foundation Fellow, Kathy Pham, was invited to a meeting with Chancellor Dr. Angela...
Discussion Papers, International Affairs, Press Freedom, Publications, Uncategorized, War, Defense & Security,
The Pen vs the AK-47: the Future of Afghan Media Under the Taliban
September 8, 2021
Written just prior to the Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan, this new report from Shorenstein Center Fellow Samiullah Mahdi provides an overview...
Discussion Papers, Domestic Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Technology,
A Turning Point in the Oversight of Digital Platforms: A Challenge for American Leadership
February 25, 2021
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or...