News & Events


Throughout the year the Shorenstein Center presents lectures and discussions in a variety of formats — conferences, forums, symposia, lectures, discussions and informal gatherings. Our highly popular Speaker Series highlights the Center’s ability to attract interesting speakers who share their expertise and experience with Kennedy School students throughout the school year.

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Documentary Film, Events,
Bad Press: A documentary film screening and panel discussion
This event is presented by The Shorenstein Center's Documentary Film in the Public Interest Program....
February 27, 2024
7:00PM ET
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Events, Tech Policy,
Exposing Facebook’s Broken Code for the Future of Digital Safety: A discussion with Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Jeff Horwitz and Dylan Moses
This event is presented by the Public Interest Tech Lab at The Shorenstein Center. It is in-person only...
February 29, 2024
12:00 PM ET
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Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Events, Past Event Recordings, Prizes & Lectures,
Theodore H. White Lecture on Press & Politics with John Dickerson
After a pandemic hiatus, the Shorenstein Center's annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics...
February 5, 2024
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Events, Past Event Recordings, Past Events, Public Interest Journalism,
How to Cover Academic Research Fraud and Errors
This event is hosted by The Journalist’s Resource. The Journalist's Resource is a project of the Shorenstein...
November 30, 2023
12:00 P.M. ET
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Spotlight Shorenstein

Center News, News, Public Interest Journalism,
Semifinalists for the 2024 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
Our judging committee was tasked with reviewing over 170 entries for this year’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The following semifinalists...
Center News, Documentary Film, News,
Announcing Spring 2024 Cohort of Documentary Film Fellows
The Shorenstein Center is excited to announce the Spring 2024 cohort of documentary film fellows. The group joins the Center under the auspices of the...

Prizes and Annual Lectures

The Shorenstein Center recognizes the best journalists, elected officials, and practitioners making a difference in the realm of public policy through its program of annual honorary lectures and prizes.

The Goldsmith Awards

The Goldsmith Awards Program encourages a more insightful, spirited public debate about government, politics and the press. It includes the prestigious Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, book prizes and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. These awards are given annually thanks to a gift from the Goldsmith Fund at the Greenfield Foundation. To learn more about the Goldsmith Awards visit their online home at

David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism

David Nyhan was a columnist and reporter at The Boston Globe, and a Spring 2001 Shorenstein Fellow. The Nyhan Prize honors a journalist who embodies David’s commitment to challenging the powerful and acting as a voice for those whose voices are seldom heard. The award is sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and is made possible by the generosity of the Nyhan family and many friends. Learn more about the Nyhan Prize and past winners>

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics

The Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics commemorates the life of the reporter and historian who set the standard for contemporary political journalism and campaign coverage. Since 1989 the annual Theodore H. White Lecture has been delivered by a noted politician, journalist, or author. Watch or read previous Theodore H. White lectures>

Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

The Richard S. Salant Lecture on the Freedom of the Press was established in 2008 by the estate of Dr. Frank Stanton in honor of his longtime friend and colleague, Richard S. Salant, an ardent defender of the First Amendment and passionate leader of broadcast ethics and news standards. Watch or read previous Salant lectures>