The Shorenstein Center’s Fellowship program brings journalists, academics, and practitioners in the fields of media, politics and public policy to the Kennedy School to engage with the Center’s research projects, faculty, students, and the broader university community.

Spring 2019 Shorenstein Center Fellows (clockwise from upper left): Markus Somm, Kyla Fullenwider, Juan Carlos Iragorri, Adam Serwer, Edward F. O’Keefe, Koa Beck, Nancy Farese, Miguel Head, and Gabe London.

Former Fellows

Over 300 fellows have joined the Shorenstein Center on a short term residential basis since its founding. Find lists of our former fellows by name and by semester.

Interested in being a Shorenstein Center Fellow?

Learn more about our different fellowships below. The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship has an open application process, which you can learn more about here.

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship

The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community of scholars and practitioners.

Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship

The Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship brings high-profile figures at the forefront of media, politics, and public policy to Harvard’s Kennedy School.

A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence

The A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence Program brings professional nonfiction writers to the Shorenstein Center and provides an opportunity for them to conduct research and work on a specific project, as well as interact with a community of scholars and students. In addition to a writing project, the A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence teaches student workshops and participates in Shorenstein Center events.

Documentary Film in the Public Interest Fellowship

The Shorenstein Center’s Documentary Film in the Public Interest initiative runs a fellowship program that provides stipends and support for documentary film practitioners and scholars to conduct original, self-directed research on a topic related to the initiative’s research agenda. The fellowship has a formal appplication process which is open twice a year.