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Media & Politics Must Reads, October 16, 2015

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Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web.

This Week at the Shorenstein Center

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Investigating Racial Injustice. Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, discussed her investigative reporting on segregation and discrimination in education and housing, as well as the media’s broader coverage of racial issues. Read more and listen to audio.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

Who Will Win the Post-Debate Spin? Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast special correspondent and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2003), writes about the diverging views held by the media and the public regarding who won the first Democratic debate.

Putin’s Syria Operation is a Bid to Regain Status as Major Global Player. Jill Dougherty, former foreign affairs correspondent for CNN and former Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2014) analyzes the timing and possible motivation behind Putin’s recent military actions in Syria.

Turkey’s Final Struggle – Democracy or Tyranny. Yavuz Baydar, journalist and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2014), writes about Turkey’s deteriorating democracy, including recent increases in threats to the press.

From around the Web

How to Reform the Presidential Debates, from The New York Times.

Is Social Media Ruining Politics? A panel discussion with Nicholas Carr, John Della Volpe, Mindy Finn, and Shira Center at the Institute of Politics (video).

Meet the Megadonors: NYT Reveals the Elites Funding Presidential Campaigns, from Columbia Journalism Review.

BuzzFeed Enters Potentially Lucrative, Ethically Tricky World of Native Political Ads, from Poynter.

Democratic Debate is Twitter’s Big Chance to Show the Value of Moments, from Fortune.

Facebook Live-Streaming Hits the Big Time with Upcoming CNN Presidential Debate, from Mashable.

Donald Trump’s “SNL” Stint Could Put FCC’s “Equal-Time” Rule in Play, from CNN.

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