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
Shorenstein Center Announces Fall 2016 Fellows. Derrick Z. Jackson, essayist for The Boston Globe and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists; Erie Meyer, founding member of the United States Digital Service; Markus Prior, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Politics at Princeton University; and Yeganeh Rezaian, former Iran correspondent for Bloomberg News and The National will join Bob Schieffer of CBS News and former host of “Face the Nation” this September.
Rape Culture in India: The Role of the English-Language Press. A new paper by Joanna Jolly, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and former BBC South Asia editor, examines the increased coverage of rape in India’s English-language newspapers following the infamous 2012 gang rape in Delhi, and whether this coverage led to policy change. Read the full report or a condensed version in Columbia Journalism Review.
News from Our Faculty & Fellows
After Turkey’s Failed Coup, Erdoğan’s Brutal Clampdown. Yavuz Baydar, fall 2014 fellow and journalist, writes that President Erdoğan is using the coup as a “pretext to embark on a cleansing of all opposition,” including the media. Also see Baydar’s Shorenstein Center paper, The Newsroom as an Open Air Prison: Corruption and Self-Censorship in Turkish Journalism.
The Gender War Gets (Even) Uglier. Alexis Gelber, spring 2011 fellow and adjunct professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, writes about gender-based rhetoric in the 2016 campaign and how the candidates are faring with women voters.
Politics in a “Post-Truth” Age. Richard Parker, lecturer in public policy, explains how today’s political climate is part of “a normal revolt in the cycle of revolt and collapse that is the history of America and the way it manages change.”
At a Disunited Republican Convention, the One Thing That Unifies. Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow and PBS NewsHour anchor, leads a panel discussion about how opposition to Hillary Clinton, rather than support for Donald Trump, unified Republicans at the RNC.
From around the Web
Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News, from Pew Research.
TV News: Truth Squad or Trump Infomercial? From The New York Times.
For Journalists Covering Trump, a Murrow Moment, from Columbia Journalism Review.
The Biggest Tool at the Conventions, from Columbia Journalism Review.
BuzzFeed’s Newest Political Reporter Is a Bot, from Poynter.
First Night of Donald Trump’s GOP Convention Is a Ratings Hit, from the Los Angeles Times.
Live-Tweeting the News: The Risks and Rewards, from MediaShift.
Carson, Fiorina Failed to Leverage Social Media as Their Campaigns Peaked, from Columbia Journalism Review.
Is Internet Freedom a Tool for Democracy or Authoritarianism? From The Conversation.
Two Stories, One America: How Political Narratives Shape Our Understanding of Reality, from Kennedy School Review.
MuckRock Is Launching a National Database of FOIA Exemptions, from Nieman Lab.
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