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September 2020

Confronting Disinformation: A Conversation with Audrey Tang

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Join us for a conversation with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation, moderated by Dr. Joan Donovan. Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first…

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October 2020

Truth and Transformation 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020
10:00 am
- 5:30 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Join us for a virtual conference to explore the questions: Why Diversity and Inclusion practices fail to achieve racial equity in the workplace, and when they succeed, what works? How do companies and consultants effectively transform organizations? The goal of the 2020 conference is to better understand the limitations of the “business case” for Diversity and Inclusion and to explore implications for engaging in racial equity work with greater accountability and in partnership with other sectors. Visit iaratruthandtransformation.org for more…

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Follow the Ad: Uncovering Election Interference behind Data-Driven Digital Platforms

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
Young-Mie-Kim

This webinar is part of the speaker series on misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Election interference raises grave normative concerns. Unfortunately, due to conceptual and methodological challenges, little scientific knowledge has been generated about election interference. This talk discusses the mechanisms by which election interference occurred and the extent to which it influenced the electorate. The talk presents Kim’s research on covert digital campaigns by unidentifiable, unattributable groups ahead of the 2016 US elections. Kim’s analysis is based…

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Creating New Futures for Local Newspapers

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
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Local newspapers are in peril. Although they continue to serve millions of Americans with vital information about their communities, newspapers face an extremely difficult environment. Private capital has stepped in to manage the business risk and take advantage of the remaining asset strength of newspapers. But the ownership, governance, and values of private capital do not foster the business or social transformation that local newspapers need to serve their communities. What can we do to help local papers find a…

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The Time Has Come to Regulate Digital Platforms

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
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Join us for a discussion with Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, Gene Kimmelman, Mignon Clyburn, and Jason Furman around the recently released paper "New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions in the U.S., The Case for a Digital Platform Agency and a New Approach to Regulatory Oversight" from the Shorenstein Center's Digital Platforms & Democracy Project. Registration for this event has closed, you can find a recording below: Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission…

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Reducing Misperceptions Via Social Media

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
TaliaStroud

Part of the speaker series on misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Social media platforms have struggled to address misinformation circulating on their platforms. It seems unlikely that they will be able to rid these digital spaces of misinformation altogether, which means that there is a need to provide corrective information. This talk will review research on reducing misperceptions via social media. In particular, the talk will emphasize the need to think about attention and identity. In a crowded social…

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David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism Webinar

Friday, October 23, 2020
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

Join us for a webinar with 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism winner, James Goodman, and previous winners David von Drehle (2018) and Nancy Kaffer (2016). The conversation will be moderated by Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center. For 30 years, David Nyhan was a columnist and reporter at The Boston Globe. He was a Shorenstein Fellow in the spring of 2001. The Nyhan Prize honors a journalist who embodies David’s commitment to challenging the powerful and acting as a…

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Election 2020: Behind the Decision Desk

Friday, October 23, 2020
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
Election 2020: Behind the Decision Desk

The Institute of Politics and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy host a discussion with newsroom leaders on navigating the complexity of Election coverage this November. Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Editor-in-Chief of TIME, will be joined in conversation with Brian Carovillano, Vice President and Managing Editor of the Associated Press, David Chalian, Vice President and Political Director of CNN, and Chuck Todd, Host of NBC News Meet The Press. With the potential for a…

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Theodore H. White Lecture: “The Challenges Facing the Media on November 3rd and Beyond”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
Eugene Robinson

On Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm ET, join us for the 30th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, delivered by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, with Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs moderating. As the 2020 election quickly approaches, are there similarities to 2016 or is this a continuation of an unprecedented cycle in political history? How has the press evolved during the Trump administration and what effect did it have on covering the political landscape in the primaries and general election. With the…

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