News Business & Practice Publications

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, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Public Interest Journalism, Publications,
Public Media Mergers Playbook
January 14, 2021
As local journalism continues to struggle to find a new economic footing, public media is one stalwart ally and anchor in the new local journalism landscape....
Discussion Papers, News Business & Practice, Policy & Issues, Publications, Race & Gender,
Self-Optimization in the Face of Patriarchy: How Mainstream Women’s Media Facilitates White Feminism
January 5, 2021
The capitalistic, corporate, individualistic narratives of fourth-wave and white feminism are communicated and reinforced by mainstream women's media....
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Faculty Research, News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications,
A Tale of Two Elections: CBS and Fox News’ Portrayal of the 2020 Presidential Campaign
December 17, 2020
Although it is often said that the United States today has a mainstream news system and a conservative news system, these labels don’t fully capture how...
Discussion Papers, Journalistic Practice, Local News, News Business & Practice, Press Freedom, Public Interest Journalism, Publications,
The National Trust for Local News
October 4, 2020
Proposing a new framework for newspaper ownership and governance that leverages national capital markets and supports accountability and decision-making...
Discussion Papers, Environment, Health & Science, International Affairs, Journalistic Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Press Freedom, Public Interest Journalism, Publications,
Conveying Truth: Independent Media in Putin’s Russia
August 10, 2020
A new report from Shorenstein Center Fellow Ann Cooper describes the origins and evolution of independent media in Russia from the late Soviet era to...
Discussion Papers, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications,
Building Compelling Value Propositions for Digital Media Subscriptions and Memberships
May 1, 2020
This is a student-authored paper which was written under the mentorship of Harvard Kennedy School faculty members. It has not undergone formal review...
Discussion Papers, Local News, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications,
Preserving America’s Thought Leader Magazines
March 25, 2020
To read a PDF version of this paper click here. The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Discussion Papers, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Papers, Public Interest Journalism, Publications,
Hanging by a Thread: Serialized Narratives in a Post-Factual Era
March 11, 2020
In today’s media saturated culture, storytelling itself has become the story. It’s a Choose Your Own Adventure moment, and the stories we choose - and...
Journalistic Practice, Local News, Media Business, Publications,
Five Tips from Mother Jones
December 9, 2019
Below are five lessons from MoJo’s experiences that other nonprofit investigative newsrooms can adapt and use.  One: Treat your audience like...