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2017 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Nancy Gibbs: “The Divided States of America”

November 16, 2017, 3:14 pm

November 15, 2017 — Nancy Gibbs, editorial director of Time Inc. News Group and former editor of Time Magazine, delivered a thought-provoking speech on American values, political polarization, and the impact of social media and journalism. Also at the event, Kevin…

Jameel Jaffer: Government Secrecy in the Age of Information Overload

November 6, 2017, 10:40 am

Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and former Deputy Legal Director for the ACLU, delivered the tenth annual Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on…

2017 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

March 3, 2017, 10:52 am

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Journalists from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal will discuss the making of their investigative…

Mother Jones Wins the 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center

March 2, 2017, 6:28 pm

Cambridge, MA — The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School has been awarded to Shane Bauer of Mother Jones for his investigative report “My Four Months…

Jeffrey Rosen—The Deciders: The Future of Free Speech in a Digital World

October 21, 2016, 12:00 pm

2016 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic, delivered the ninth…

2016 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

Friday, March 4, 9:00am - 10:30am
Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting: Robin McDowell, The Associated Press; Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post; Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times; Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times; Lisa Song, InsideClimate News; Jon Swaine, Guardian US; and Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director…

2016 Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism with Keynote by Walter Isaacson

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00pm
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

The presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Book Prizes and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. The annual Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize honors journalism that promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the…

2015 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

Friday, November 6, 2015, 9:00am-10:30am
Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

November 6, 2015 — A panel of experts discussed the benefits and drawbacks of polling at the Shorenstein Center, continuing the conversation sparked by the previous night’s Theodore H. White Lecture on “The Press and the Polls,” delivered by Jill…

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Jill Lepore

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:00pm
Harvard Kennedy School, JFK Jr. Forum

November 5, 2015 –  Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and staff writer for The New Yorker, delivered the 26th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, titled “The Press and the Polls.” The David Nyhan Prize for…

Nadine Strossen: “Free Expression: An Endangered Species on Campus?”

October 19, 2015, 9:00 am

2015 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press October 7, 2015 – Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and former ACLU president, delivered the eighth annual Salant Lecture on Freedom…