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 Michael Phillips Moskowitz as Entrepreneurship Fellow The Shorenstein Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Phillips Moskowitz as the Center’s first Entrepreneurship Fellow. The newly established Entrepreneurship Fellow program will invite experienced technology entrepreneurs to provide guidance and mentorship to students, and to work with faculty on research and course development. Moskowitz, former Global Chief Curator for eBay, will focus on how to apply user experience and usability design practices to improve online engagement, ranging from news consumption to government service. Read more.
News from Our Fellows
Is the 2016 Election Rigged? Renée Loth, fall 2011 fellow and Boston Globe columnist, argues that although voter fraud is unlikely, voter ID requirements, money in politics, media shortcomings, and the possibility of hacking are causes for concern.
Cannibals of News. Jay Rosen, spring 1994 fellow and professor of journalism at New York University, discusses social media’s influence on the press and mass movements with Emily Bell of the Tow Center.
I’m a Journalist on the Run from Erdoğan – I Have No Idea What I’ve Done. Yavuz Baydar, fall 2014 fellow and journalist, writes about the arrest and exile of more than 100 journalists in Turkey.
The Contradictions of Phyllis Schlafly. Melinda Henneberger, spring 2013 fellow and political writer, reflects on Schlafly’s life and legacy.
From around the Web
Will Presidential Debate Moderators Really Not Challenge Lies? From Huffington Post.
Matt Lauer Fields Storm of Criticism Over Clinton-Trump Forum, from The New York Times.
Celebrating the Pulitzers at 100, from Harvard Gazette.
Relatively Few People Are Partisan News Consumers, but They’re Influential, from The New York Times.
ProPublica Launches Electionland to Help Newsrooms Report on Voting Issues on Election Day, from Journalism.co.uk.
Yes, the News Can Survive the Newspaper, from The New York Times.
Lawsuits against the Media Aren’t New. But Thiel Blueprint Sets a Disturbing Precedent, from Columbia Journalism Review.
5 Key Things to Know about the Margin of Error in Election Polls, from Pew Research Center.
Talking Politics Online: Why Not Everything Should Be Connected, from the Ash Center.
Could Seemingly Irrelevant Events Like Football Games Affect Votes for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? From U.S. News & World Report.
Kaepernick Saga Raises Questions about Media Diversity, from The Undefeated.
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