Policy & Issues Publications

International Affairs, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Press Freedom, Publications,
Great Sound Makes No Noise — Creeping Freedoms in Chinese Press
January 1, 2000
A paper by Xiguang Li, spring 1999 fellow, argues that along with a free market economy, China has begun to embrace a new kind of journalism, even if it...
International Affairs, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Press Freedom, Publications,
Press Coverage of Belarus, A Newly Independent Country in Transition
January 1, 2000
A paper by Katsiaryna Ivanova, fall 1998 fellow, compares media coverage of events in Belarus by the government, independent press, and international press,...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Who Were the Saigon Correspondents and Does It Matter?
January 1, 2000
A paper by William M. Hammond, spring 1999 fellow, investigates the mystery of the Saigon correspondents. Opinions about who the correspondents were have...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications, Race & Gender,
Talking Tough: Gender and Reported Speech in Campaign News Coverage
January 1, 2000
A paper by Elisabeth Gidengil, spring 2000 fellow, and Joanna Everitt from the Department of History and Politics, University of New Brunswick – St. John,...
Business & Economics, Policy & Issues, Publications,
Money, Markets & the News: Press Coverage of the Modern Revolution in Financial Institutions
March 1, 1999
In March 1999, the Shorenstein Center convened a conference of journalists, financial industry leaders, and policymakers to discuss the press’s coverage...
Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, Race & Gender,
Should American Journalism Make Us Americans?
January 1, 1999
A paper by Jim Sleeper, fall 1998 fellow, asks if by offering a bilingual product, newspapers are undermining a united sense of citizenship. The Miami...
International Affairs, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Press Freedom, Publications, Race & Gender,
Tensions of a Free Press: South Africa After Apartheid
January 1, 1999
A paper by Sean Jacobs, fall 1998 fellow, examines changes in South Africa’s news media in the 1990s. Television and radio, long dominated by the state,...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Portraying American Public Opinion toward the Bosnia Crisis (abstract)
January 1, 1998
Richard Sobel, fall 1996 fellow, compares the disparity between public support for intervention in Bosnia as expressed in polls, and the limited reporting...
International Affairs, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Press Freedom, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Ijambo: Speaking Truth amidst Genocide
January 1, 1998
Alexis Sinduhije, fall 1997 fellow, writes about the harrowing experience of practicing journalism in central Africa during the Rwandan Genocide. From...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
The Spokesperson — In the Crossfire: A Decade of Israeli Defense Crises from an Official Spokesperson’s Perspective
January 1, 1998
A paper by Nachman Shai, fall 1996 fellow, builds a case for the proposition that “truth” rather than “spin” is the basis of effective public information...