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 three 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. The primary focus for a Fellow is to research, write and publish a paper on a media/politics topic.

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 to work with students, faculty, scholars and the public on important issues of the moment. The Fellows spend varying periods of time at Harvard and focus on important policy areas.

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.