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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
Taubman 275

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
Taubman 275

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
Taubman 275

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…

Announcing our New Media and Politics Podcast

May 18, 2015, 9:26 am

May 18, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center is pleased to launch its Media and Politics Podcast, a program highlighting key voices and ideas in the intersection of media, politics and public policy. Download episodes and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on…

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
Taubman 275

April 21, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center closed its spring semester event series with a conversation with the Spring 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: William E. Buzenberg, former executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, Jackie Calmes, national correspondent for…

David Skok: Managing Digital Disruption in a Traditional Newsroom: Putting Theory into Practice

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm
Taubman 275

April 14, 2015 — David Skok, newly-promoted managing editor for digital of The Boston Globe, discussed the Globe’s approach to digital strategy and organizational culture. As a Nieman Fellow in 2012, Skok took a class from Harvard Business School’s Clayton…

Tech Beat: Reporters Covering the Digital Era Assess the News Business’s Struggle to Transform

April 14, 2015, 8:33 pm
By John M. Geddes

A paper by John M. Geddes, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014) and former managing editor of The New York Times explores the disruption of the news industry through the lens of technology reporters. A transformative wave washed over the world…