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Media & Politics Must Reads, August 19, 2016

August 18, 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

For Journalism, the Future is Now. Shorenstein Center Director Nicco Mele discusses the role of the press in this election, the state of the news business, and where the industry and the Center are headed in a new interview in the Harvard Gazette. Read more.

News from Our Fellows

Hillary Clinton’s Breakout Moment at Wellesley College. Marilyn Thompson, spring 2016 fellow and national politics editor on special assignment for The Washington Post, analyzes the controversial graduation speech that launched Clinton from obscurity to national fame.

From Russia with Love, an October Surprise. Walter Shapiro, spring 2005 fellow and Roll Call columnist, writes about the impact that hacking could potentially have on the presidential election.

From around the Web

Social Media Conversations about Race, from Pew Research.

How Can Journalists Cover Voter ID Laws This Election? From Society of Professional Journalists.

Donald Trump Appoints Media Firebrand to Run Campaign, from The New York Times.

The Media vs. Donald Trump: Why the Press Feels So Free to Criticize the Republican Nominee, from Vox.

Clinton’s Press Problem, from Politico.

Access, Accountability Reporting and Silicon Valley, from Nieman Reports.

Resources from ProPublica’s Data Institute 2016.

How the Department of Justice Used Data to Hold Baltimore Police Accountable, from Sunlight Foundation.

It’s Time to Fact-Check All the News, from Poynter.

This Election Year, Journalists Must Be Watchdogs — and Word Dogs, from Poynter.

The Guardian View on Press Freedom: The Need for Constant Vigilance, from The Guardian.

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