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The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival of Democracy: 2018 Theodore H. White Lecture by Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

October 15, 2018, 1:10 pm
By Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

Renowned journalists Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer delivered the 29th Annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele building on their original essay titled “The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival…

Margaret Sullivan: The State of the Media in 2018

February 8, 2018, 4:43 pm

February 6, 2018— Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan discussed the challenge of covering President Trump, public trust in media, social media platforms and news, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of her…

Bob Schieffer: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News

October 12, 2017, 10:57 am

October 10, 2017—Bob Schieffer, CBS News contributor, former Face the Nation host, and 2015-2016 Walter Shorenstein Media & Democracy Fellow, discussed his new book, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

South China Morning Post’s Gary Liu on Digital News and Transforming a Legacy Media Company

October 5, 2017, 3:48 pm

October 3, 2017— Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post, discussed the Hong Kong-based news outlet and its audience, and how he thinks about organizational transformation. Prior to joining SCMP, Liu was the CEO of Digg, where he…

The Future of News: Journalism in a Post-Truth Era

January 31, 2017, 4:00 pm

Featuring William Kristol, editor at large, The Weekly Standard; Kathleen Kingsbury, managing editor, digital, The Boston Globe; Gerard Baker, editor in chief, The Wall Street Journal; Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief, The Huffington Post; David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist, The New…

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

October 25, 2016—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and professor at Columbia Law School, discussed his new book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, during a conversation at the Shorenstein Center with Erie Meyer,…

Media and Politics: What’s Next? A Conversation with the Spring 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellows

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
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April 19, 2016 — The Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with its Spring 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: Johanna Dunaway, associate professor of communication, Texas A&M University; Joanna Jolly, South Asia editor and feature writer, BBC; Dan Kennedy, associate professor of…

Walter V. Robinson: Spotlight on Investigative Reporting

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

February 9, 2016 — Walter V. Robinson, editor at large for The Boston Globe, discussed the Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” and the future of investigative reporting. Robinson, played by Michael Keaton…

Rick Kaplan: Entertainment, News and Politics

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm
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November 10, 2015 — Former fellow and TV news producer Richard N. Kaplan returned to the Shorenstein Center to discuss the 2016 election, including the debates and the role of the media, and the need for serious journalism. Kaplan has…

Garance Franke-Ruta: Women, the Media and Campaign 2016

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm
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October 20, 2015 — Garance Franke-Ruta, editor in chief of Yahoo Politics and former Shorenstein Center Fellow, discussed the current state of women in politics and political media. For the 2016 election cycle, “the picture is mixed” on the campaign…