Policy & Issues Publications

International Affairs, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Press Freedom, Publications,
The Enemy Within: The Effect of “Private Censorship” on Press Freedom and How to Confront It: An Israeli Perspective
January 1, 1998
A paper by Moshe Negbi, fall 1997 fellow, explores the rise of “commercially-motivated censorship” in Israel’s media. Negbi argues that powerful private...
International Affairs, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Press Freedom, Publications,
Pressing Concerns: Hong Kong’s Media in an Era of Transition
January 1, 1998
A paper by Stephen J. Hutcheon, fall 1997 fellow, traces the history of press freedom in Hong Kong under British rule up to the aftermath of China’s takeover...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Prepared for War, Ready for Peace?: Paramilitaries, Politics, and the Press in Northern Ireland
January 1, 1998
A paper by Tim Cooke, spring 1998 fellow, examines the role of the news media in societies affected by violent conflict, in particular, Northern Ireland....
Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, Race & Gender,
The Perpetuation of Prejudice in Reporting on Gays and Lesbians — Time and Newsweek: The First Fifty Years
January 1, 1998
A paper by Lisa Bennett, spring 1998 fellow, argues that although media coverage of gays and lesbians has improved in recent decades, coverage in the 1990s...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Spreading the Word: The KGB’s Image-Building Under Gorbachev
January 1, 1997
A paper by Jeff Trimble, fall 1991 fellow, analyzes how the Russian KGB dramatically transformed its image over time. The KGB, under different sets of...
Business & Economics, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications,
Journalism and Economics: The Tangled Webs of Profession, Narrative, and Responsibility in a Modern Democracy
January 1, 1997
Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy, writes about the need for a new way of reporting on economic issues – one that better incorporates the public....
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Clarifying the CNN Effect: An Examination of Media Effects According to Type of Military Intervention
January 1, 1997
A paper by Steven Livingston, spring 1996 fellow, examines the “CNN effect,” or the concept that global, real-time media affects the conduct of U.S. diplomacy...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Shoah in the News: Patterns and Meanings of News Coverage of the Holocaust
January 1, 1997
A paper by James Carroll, spring 1997 fellow, examines press coverage of the Holocaust between l995-1997. More than 600 stories appeared in The New York...
Journalistic Practice, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Policy & Issues, Publications, Race & Gender,
Implementation of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the American Press: Objectives, Obstacles, and Incentives
January 1, 1996
Racial and ethnic diversity in the American press is a long standing concern. This Shorenstein Center report concludes that while much research has been...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications,
The Foreign News Flow in the Information Age
January 1, 1996
A paper by Claude Moisy, spring 1995 fellow, asks whether the Internet is likely to improve the flow of international news, make the public more aware...