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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Events, News & Events,
How to Read a Court Docket: Tips for Finding Facts and Stories Amid the Arguments
The Journalist's Resource presents an online training session with former-journalist-turned-whistleblower-lawyer...
June 15, 2023
12:00 P.M. ET
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Disinformation, Documentary Film, Events, Past Event Recordings, Public Interest Journalism,
NAVALNY: Political Opposition in Russia and the Power of Documentary
Join Christo Grozev, Shane Boris, Julia Minson, and Ann Cooper for a discussion about the film NAVALNY,...
April 25, 2023
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Past Event Recordings, Past Events,
Decoding ChatGPT
This video on ChatGPT by Sharad Goel, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, is an accessible...
April 27, 2023
4:30 P.M. ET
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Spotlight Shorenstein

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Shorenstein Center Fellow Caitlin Dickerson wins Pulitzer Prize
Congratulations to Spring 2023 Shorenstein Center Fellow Caitlin Dickerson, investigative reporter and feature writer for The Atlantic, on winning the...
Center News, Documentary Film, News,
Shorenstein Center Launches Documentary Film Research Initiative
In an ongoing effort to deepen and broaden its focus on the intersections of media, policy and the public sphere, the Shorenstein Center is expanding its...

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>