Business & Economics Research

Digital Deceit II: A Policy Agenda to Fight Disinformation on the Internet

October 2, 2018, 10:52 am
By Dipayan Ghosh, Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; and Ben Scott, Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Omidyar Network

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in…

Business Models for Local News: A Field Scan

September 6, 2018, 9:55 am
By Elizabeth Hansen, Emily Roseman and Matthew Spector of the Shorenstein Center; and Joseph Lichterman of the Lenfest Institute

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in…

Time to Fix It: Developing Rules for Internet Capitalism

August 16, 2018, 5:00 am
By Tom Wheeler, Senior Research Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School

A Shorenstein Center Fellows Research Paper by Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the FCC under President Barack Obama, and Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government….

Anatomy of a Global Investigation: Collaborative, Data-Driven, Without Borders

July 6, 2015, 4:30 pm
By William E. Buzenberg

A paper by William E. Buzenberg, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, explores the need for and impact of international collaborations among news outlets. Buzenberg argues that although our world – and…

Reporting on the 2008 Financial Crisis, and the Next One

December 15, 2014, 10:13 am
By Robert Lenzner

A new paper by Robert Lenzner, Spring 2014 Fellow and contributor to Forbes Media, examines why the media failed to detect the warning signs of the 2008 financial crisis – and how it can avoid missing them the next time…

The Media and Markets: How Systematic Misreporting Inflates Bubbles, Deepens Downturns and Distorts Economic Reality

August 11, 2014, 12:06 pm
By Stefan Theil

A paper by Fall 2013 Fellow Stefan Theil looks at the systematic mistakes that editors and reporters repeatedly make when they cover the economy.

Rebelling Against the Rich: Lessons from the media’s coverage of the 1% divide

September 10, 2012, 10:59 am
By Nina Easton

A paper by former Fellow Nina Easton looks at how the media has covered wealth, as well as recent reporting on the one percent and Occupy Wall Street.

How Much Would You Pay to Save the Planet? The American Press and the Economics of Climate Change

January 1, 2009, 2:56 pm
By Eric Pooley

A paper by Eric Pooley, fall 2008 fellow, examines how the media has covered the economics of climate change. This paper follows coverage of the economic debate over Senate Bill 2191, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008, which called…

Lost in the Travel Pages: The Global Industry Hiding Inside the Sunday Newspaper

June 1, 2008, 3:32 pm
By Elizabeth Becker

A paper by Elizabeth Becker, spring 2008 fellow, explores why the business side of travel is so seldom covered by journalists – and the implications. Despite being a fast-growing, $7 trillion international industry that impacts cities and wilderness, sometimes quite negatively,…

Media Coverage of Corporate Social Responsibility

January 1, 2003, 3:29 pm
By James T. Hamilton

A paper by James T. Hamilton, fall 2002 Kalb Chair on Global Communications, explores the factors shaping media coverage of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This paper first reviews the many theories and definitions of CSR. Debates about CSR in academia,…