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Media & Politics Must Reads, February 5, 2016

February 4, 2016

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

Bob Schieffer: The Iowa Caucuses, the New Hampshire Primaries and Beyond. Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed this week’s Iowa Caucuses, and looked ahead to the upcoming primaries and general election. Read more and listen to audio.

Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2016 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Finalists include: The Associated Press, The Guardian US, InsideClimate News, The New York Times, Tampa Bay Times, and The Washington Post. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 3, 2016 at the Kennedy School.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

Counting the Votes: Steve Jarding on the Iowa Caucus. Steve Jarding, Lecturer in Public Policy, discusses this year’s Iowa caucus and what the results could mean for the candidates going forward.

Snapchat Offers Original Political Coverage, “Good Luck America.” The New York Times covers the first Snapchat broadcast on the Iowa Caucuses, featuring Peter Hamby, former fellow and head of news for Snapchat.

David Ensor Joins Atlantic Counsel. David Ensor, former fellow and Voice of America director, has been named executive vice president for external relations at the Atlantic Council, an international relations focused think tank.

From around the Web

The 2016 Presidential Campaign – a News Event That’s Hard to Miss, from Pew Research.

How Facebook Tracks and Profits from Voters in a $10 Billion U.S. Election, from The Guardian.

A Newspaper Publisher Joins the Effort to Boost Latino Turnout at the Iowa Caucuses, from Columbia Journalism Review.

The Boston Globe Built an Election App with One Small Twist to Keep You Glued to Your Phone, from Nieman Lab.

Are the Media Killing the New Hampshire Primary? From The Conversation.

The Media is Riding Marcomentum into New Hampshire, from Columbia Journalism Review.

ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight Launching a Presidential Documentary Series, from Politico.

Amid the Flint Water Crisis, Journalists are Calling for Changes to Michigan’s FOIA Law, from Poynter.

Sunlight Foundation Launches Hall of Justice, a Massive Data Inventory on Criminal Justice across the U.S., from Sunlight Foundation.

Ethan Zuckerman: “Journalistic Organizations … Need to Have a Civic Impact,” from Nieman Reports.

Don’t Panic: Making Progress on the “Going Dark” Debate. A new report from Harvard’s Berkman Center on government surveillance.