Spring 2016 fellows

Media & Politics Must Reads, April 22, 2016

April 21, 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

Media and Politics: What’s Next? A Conversation with the Spring 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellows. The Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with its fellows Johanna Dunaway, associate professor of communication, Texas A&M University; Joanna Jolly, South Asia editor and feature writer, BBC; Dan Kennedy, associate professor of journalism, Northeastern University; and Marilyn Thompson, deputy editor, Politico. Each fellow gave a preview of the work they conducted at the Shorenstein Center, and answered audience questions.

Bob Schieffer: Media Coverage of the Campaign. Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, veteran CBS reporter, and former moderator of “Face the Nation,” discussed the media’s performance in covering the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s campaign, and looked ahead to the general election.

Goldsmith Winner and Finalists Now Pulitzer Winners. The Associated Press, Tampa Bay Times and The Washington Post received Pulitzer Prizes this week. Reporters from their teams discussed the making of the winning stories at the Goldsmith Seminar in March 2016.

Earth Day. Tools for telling local climate change mitigation stories, from Journalist’s Resource, and research and analysis on media coverage of climate change from our former fellows.

News from Our Fellows

Power to the Delegates! Walter Shapiro, Roll Call columnist and spring 2005 fellow, argues that “A contested convention is a legitimate form of representative democracy rather than a dastardly plot by party bosses to stifle the people.”

The Future of Journalism in Three Words: Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration. Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and spring 2006 fellow, writes that the publication of the Panama Papers demonstrates that “public accountability should not be confined by the borders and orthodoxies of traditional journalism.”

How Facebook Became Our Biggest News Publisher – and Why We Should Be Worried. Dan Kennedy, current Joan Shorenstein Fellow and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, considers the implications of Facebook’s domination of reader attention.

Harriet Tubman Ousts Andrew Jackson in Change for a $20. Jackie Calmes, spring 2015 fellow and national correspondent for The New York Times, covers the forthcoming changes to $5, $10 and $20 bills.

From around the Web

A New Understanding: What Makes People Trust and Rely on News, from the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Secret Service Takes on New Credentialing Role for Conventions, from Politico.

Do We Need a White House Press Corps? From Columbia Journalism Review.

Local TV Stations Counting on Political Ads Worry about Donald Trump’s Ability to Get Free Airtime, from the Los Angeles Times.

How Facebook Could Tilt the 2016 Election, from The Atlantic.

In the Spotlight: Interview with Marty Baron, from Harvard Political Review.

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