Media & Politics Must Reads, January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017

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

‘Digital dangers’ and online obstacles: Legal tips for journalists. It can be perilous in the digital age to offend the powerful, rich and litigious. A lawyer and Fortune staff writer offers advice on how journalists can protect themselves for Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Faculty and Fellows 

No Racial Barrier Left to Break (Except All of Them). Khalil G. Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, writes that “we can’t create a more just nation simply by dressing up institutions in more shades of brown. Now we must confront structural racism.”

To be or not to be a first lady. Melinda Henneberger, spring 2013 fellow, considers the role of the first lady throughout U.S. history, and how Melania Trump appears to be “retiring the role” for now.

A Century-Old Poet Looks Back — And Fearlessly Forward — In ‘Purgatory.’ Henry Morgenthau, fall 1993 fellow (who started writing poetry in his 90s), has published his first poetry book.

Reporting on the Inauguration and Protests

The Media and the Trump Administration

Civic Discourse and Civic Engagement

New Partnerships, Beats and Approaches

Fake News

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