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.

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.

New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions

A new report by authors Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman addresses the challenge of government oversight for digital platform companies. It suggests the creation of a new federal agency designed to deal with digital issues rather than industrial ones, and the development of a new approach that replaces industrial era regulation with a new, more agile regulatory model better suited for the dynamism of the digital era.

Survey finds majority in U.S. believe it is unsafe for schools to reopen in fall

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country as we draw closer to a new school year leaving school districts across the United States struggling with the decision of whether to stay remote in the fall, return to classes in…

COVID-19 and its Links to Nationwide Protests

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 and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe looked at the many intersections…

Will Americans Vacinate Themselves and Their Children Against COVID-19?

If a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, what is the likelihood Americans will vaccinate themselves? A new 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…

New COVID Study Finds Testing Results are Coming Too Late to Help Slow the Coronavirus’ Spread.

The seventh 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, reported that delays in COVID-19 test…

Conveying Truth: Independent Media in Putin’s Russia

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 the coronavirus crisis of 2020.

New COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Increased Support for Vote By Mail

The sixth 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 not only an increase…