Publications

PublicationsThe Shorenstein Center publishes reports and papers written by fellows and affiliated researchers and faculty that examine themes associated with press, media, politics and the making of public policy.

Papers by former fellows have added significantly to the body of research on press and politics. 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 Research Areas of Focus section of our website.

You can also learn about our current fellows and affiliated faculty to learn more about the independent research happening at the Center.

COVID-19 fake news on Twitter

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum sought to answer the question of who is spreading misinformation on COVID-19. You can read the…

COVID-19 test result times have gotten faster, but cannot support broad contact tracing

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked the speed at which survey respondents received COVID-19 test results, and what that means for…

Partisan differences in intention to vote by mail could delay election calls in key states

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked how likely survey respondents were to vote by absentee or mail-in ballot, and what that…

The National Trust for Local News

Proposing a new framework for newspaper ownership and governance that leverages national capital markets and supports accountability and decision-making in local communities.

Survey finds overwhelming public support for a fifth COVID-19 relief package

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum analyzed public attitudes regarding a new COVID-19 relief package. You can download the full report here….

Untying Knots: Episode 2

Voter Oppression and Suppression: A Living Case Study in Georgia Hosts: Erica Licht and Nikhil Raghuveera Featuring: Christopher Bruce (ACLU of Georgia) and Nse Ufot (New Georgia Project) Following the end of the Civil War, Southern states immediately sought to…

Misinformation and vaccine acceptance

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked at the acceptance of false information in regards to COVID-19, and it’s link to vaccine…

New study finds trust in COVID-19 vaccines aligns with political parties

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States found that supporters of Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci were significantly more likely to get vaccinated than backers of President Donald Trump.

UPDATE: COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Continued Disapproval for Government Executives

The twelfth survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe, found a continued disapproval for how…

Space Invaders: The Networked Terrain of Zoom Bombing

In this report, the authors examine how Zoom bombing works, the sociotechnical systems that enabled it, and the networked terrain of the attacks.