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.

Faculty Research, Government Institutions, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions
August 20, 2020
A new report by authors Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman addresses the challenge of government oversight for digital platform companies. It...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
Survey finds majority in U.S. believe it is unsafe for schools to reopen in fall
August 19, 2020
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...
Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
COVID-19 and its Links to Nationwide Protests
August 16, 2020
The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
Will Americans Vacinate Themselves and Their Children Against COVID-19?
August 16, 2020
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...
Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
New COVID Study Finds Testing Results are Coming Too Late to Help Slow the Coronavirus’ Spread.
August 16, 2020
The seventh survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States,...
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...
Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
New COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Increased Support for Vote By Mail
August 9, 2020
The sixth survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by...
Domestic Affairs, Environment, Health & Science, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
New COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Declining Approval for Government Executives
July 9, 2020
The fifth survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Race & Gender, Technology,
Canaries in the Coal Mine: COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities
June 24, 2020
Even as Black people are disproportionately dying from the virus due to systemic racism, harmful inaccuracies about COVID-19 are metastasizing in Black...
Domestic Affairs, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
Access to and belief in accurate COVID-19 information varies, according to new survey
June 8, 2020
The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public's Policy Preferences Across States' latest survey results show decreasing trust in government institutions...