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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The Post-Soviet Press: A Long Road to Freedom
Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered...
December 7, 2021
11:00am ET
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Events, Tech Policy,
Can Society Control Big Tech? The Competition Revolution – A Lawyer’s Perspective
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December 9, 2021
12:00pm ET
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Audio & Video, Events, Past Event Recordings, Past Events, Public Interest Journalism, Public Interest Technology, Tech Policy,
'A Thousand Cuts' Film Discussion
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November 29, 2021
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Audio & Video, Events, Local News, Local News, Past Event Recordings, Past Events,
Solutions for America's Local News Crisis: Policy and Peril
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November 19, 2021
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Spotlight Shorenstein

Center News, News, Public Interest Technology,
Research Fellows Join the Shorenstein Center's COVID States Project and Public Interest Tech Lab
A group of research fellows and post-doctoral fellows have joined the Shorenstein Center to work on several resident faculty-led projects. COVID States...
Center News, News, Public Interest Journalism,
Tracie Powell, Fall 2021 Shorenstein Center Research Fellow
Tracie Powell, expert on audience development, community engagement, philanthropy, and equity in journalism, joins the Shorenstein Center as a Fall 2021...

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>