Journalistic Practice Publications

Mobile vs. Computer: Implications for News Audiences and Outlets

August 30, 2016, 8:30 am
By Johanna Dunaway

A new paper by Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University, examines how mobile technology – despite expanding internet access – is also contributing to a digital divide in news consumption….

The Bezos Effect: How Amazon’s Founder Is Reinventing The Washington Post – and What Lessons It Might Hold for the Beleaguered Newspaper Business

June 8, 2016, 3:00 pm
By Dan Kennedy

A new paper by Dan Kennedy, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, provides insight into The Washington Post’s digital strategy and business model following its acquisition by Amazon founder and…

The Persistent Advocate: The New York Times’ Editorials and the Normalization of U.S. Ties with Cuba

December 16, 2015, 7:00 am
By Marie Sanz

A paper by Marie Sanz, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and senior correspondent for Agence France Presse, examines The New York Times’ editorials on U.S.-Cuba relations over the past five decades, and the role of the press in the restoration…

Exporting the First Amendment: Strengthening U.S. Soft Power through Journalism

December 14, 2015, 12:00 pm
By David Ensor

A paper by David Ensor, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and former director of the Voice of America (VOA), makes the case for protecting and strengthening VOA as an independent journalistic voice in order to increase American soft power. VOA’s…

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…

The Press and Edward Kennedy: A Case Study of Journalistic Behavior

March 24, 2015, 4:22 pm
By Neal Gabler

A paper by Neal Gabler, former Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2011), author and film critic, examines the quantity and nature of media coverage of Edward Kennedy over the course of his political career. Gabler analyzed press coverage of Edward M….

Who Gets a Press Pass? Media Credentialing Practices in the United States

June 5, 2014, 9:36 am
By Jeffrey Hermes, John Wihbey, Reynol Junco and Osman Tolga Aricak

A new report from the Digital Media Law Project and Journalist’s Resource explores media credentialing practices in the United States through a nationwide survey of more than 1,300 newsgatherers.

Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus?
Searching for a better way to cover a campaign

August 28, 2013, 5:11 pm
By Peter Hamby

In a new paper released by the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, Spring 2013 Fellow Peter Hamby, who covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential races for CNN, examines the challenges of reporting on a modern political race in today’s volatile online media ecosystem.

What’s Black and White and Retweeted All Over? Teaching news literacy in the digital age

February 15, 2012, 12:54 am
By Renée Loth

A paper by Fall 2011 Fellow Renée Loth.

Disengaged: Elite Media in a Vernacular Nation

May 25, 2011, 2:42 pm
By Bob Calo

Bob Calo Shorenstein Center Goldsmith Fellow, Spring 2011 Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt: Journalists, by and large, regard the “crisis” as something that happened to them, and not anything they did. It was…