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Media & Politics Must Reads, April 8, 2016

April 7, 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

Jo Becker: Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy and the Question of U.S. Military Intervention. Jo Becker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, discussed Hillary Clinton’s role in the U.S. intervention in Libya, which she argues, ultimately contributed to destabilization in the region.

Anatomy of a Global Investigation: Collaborative, Data-Driven, Without Borders. How do journalists mine massive data leaks, such as the Panama Papers, and turn them into investigative reports? A paper by former fellow William Buzenberg explores the work behind the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ investigations (the global network of journalists publishing the Panama Papers).

Offshore Bank Accounts, Tax Havens: Research Roundup, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

Does All Reporting on Sexual Violence Influence Culture in a Positive Way? BBC reporter and current Joan Shorenstein Fellow Joanna Jolly discusses her research into the aftermath of the infamous Delhi gang rape in 2012. She describes the various ways in which news outlets covered the story and how they influenced Indian society’s response.

Donald Trump’s Misogyny is Laying Waste to His Party. Diane Francis, editor at large for the National Post in Canada and fall 2005 fellow, chronicles the reasons for Trump’s “abysmal polling results among women.”

From around the Web

Trump Missteps Aside, Are We in a Golden Age of Political Coverage? From Poynter.

When Covering Elections, Journalists Face a Debilitating Dilemma, from The Conversation.

For the First Time in Years, Presidential Candidates Snub Newspaper Association of America Conference, from Poynter.

How Election Results Really Work, from The New York Times.

2016: The Year Election Ads Finally Come to the Internet, from re/code.

Knight Foundation, Newseum Institute Release Campus Free Expression Survey Results, from Newseum Institute.

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