Media & Politics Must Reads, March 25, 2016

Media & Politics Must Reads, March 25, 2016

March 24, 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

Linda Greenhouse: The Post-Scalia Supreme Court. Linda Greenhouse, long time New York Times Supreme Court reporter, discussed the current polarization of the court, the nomination of Merrick Garland, and the legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Reporting on Crisis, Disaster, Homeland Security: Tips from Juliette Kayyem, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

Bob Schieffer on Whether Trump’s Momentum Makes Him Inevitable. Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discussed Republican efforts to block Trump as the nominee – and predicted a Ryan-Kasich ticket coming out of the convention.

The Persistent Advocate: The New York Times’ Editorials and the Normalization of U.S. Ties with Cuba. A paper by Marie Sanz, senior correspondent for Agence France Presse and fall 2015 fellow, examines the role of the press in the restoration of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, providing background relevant to President Obama’s visit to Cuba this week.

How Will U.S. Detente Change Cuba? Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor and fall 2005 fellow, leads a discussion on the implications and impact of the president’s visit.

Why U.S. is Looking Beyond Dissidents on Cuban Human Rights. Tara McKelvey, BBC News White House reporter in Havana and fall 2012 fellow, writes about activist protests during the president’s visit to Cuba, and the administration’s approach to human rights.

Will “Confirmation” Influence the Presidential Election? Renée Loth, Boston Globe columnist and fall 2011 fellow, considers the impact of recent and past films on presidential races.

From around the Web

To Stay Relevant, Newsrooms Rethink Campaign Coverage, from Nieman Reports.

NPR Starts “Trump Training” to Deal with Threats, from The Washington Post.

Loathing on the Campaign Trail: Once Again, the Media Discover That There’s No Substitute for Talking to Voters, from Nieman Reports.

The Mutual Dependence of Donald Trump and the News Media, from The New York Times.

How Cuba’s State-Controlled Media Is Covering Barack Obama’s Visit, from the Huffington Post.

Glamour, Facebook Partner to Hold Political Town Halls on Women’s Issues, from Politico.

Three Takeaways after Logging 1,032 Political Ads in the Primaries, from Political TV Ad Archive.

Covering Rob Ford Taught Robyn Doolittle “Incredible Patience as a Reporter,” from Poynter.

Media Consumption Isn’t as Polarized as You Think, New Studies Conclude, from Poynter.

Inside Jacobin: How a Socialist Magazine is Winning the Left’s War of Ideas, from Vox.

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