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Media & Politics Must Reads, September 25 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

Jonathan Capehart Discusses Civil Rights, Partisan Values and the Media. Jonathan Capehart, a member of The Washington Post editorial board, writer for the PostPartisan blog, and MSNBC contributor, discussed the parallels between the Black Lives Matter and marriage equality movements, the role of the media, and the 2016 election. Read more and listen to audio.

How Journalist’s Resource Can Help Your Classes. Kasey Windels, assistant professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU, and Kim Sheehan, professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, write about how they use the research and syllabi provided by the Shorenstein Center’s Journalist’s Resource in their graduate and undergraduate journalism courses.

News from Our Fellows

Francis’ Visit to Highlight Climate Change Issue. Matthew C. Nisbet, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2012) and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, is quoted in USA Today regarding the politics and communication of climate change.

A Daily Hustle to Survive: This Is the Life of a Syrian Refugee. Paul Wood, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and BBC world affairs correspondent, writes about the harrowing experiences faced by Syrian refugees, as part of a new long-form initiative on global conflict from GlobalPost.

Caravella Awards: Discussing Human Ordeal and Journalism in Otranto. Yavuz Baydar, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2014) and journalist, received Italy’s Caravella Meditterraneo/Mare Nostrum award for his work on press freedom and media independence in Turkey. He reflects on the award ceremony, the challenges facing the Mediterranean region, and journalism in the Huffington Post.

Escaping Solitary. Renée Loth, Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2011) and Boston Globe columnist, argues that Massachusetts’ solitary confinement policies are outdated, inhumane and in need of reform.

From around the Web

Seeking to Bring Context to Politics, NPR Launches Fact-Checking Feature, from Poynter.

RNC Plans Reporter “Boot Camp,” from Politico.

Social Media Can Bring Down Politicians, But Can It Also Make Politics Better? From The Next Web.


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