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Latinx Leadership in America: A Conversation with Maria Hinojosa and Jorge Ramos

November 24, 2020, 9:09 am

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – With decades of journalistic and leadership experience between them, Maria Hinojosa and Jorge Ramos have championed progress and hope in U.S. Latinx communities while exposing how prejudice and failed policies have prevented the U.S. from reaching its potential as…

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30th Annual Theodore H. White Lecture: “The Challenges Facing the Media on November 3rd and Beyond” with Eugene Robinson

November 3, 2020, 2:18 pm

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 the Shorenstein Center presented the 30th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, delivered virtually by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, with Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs moderating. As the 2020 election quickly approaches, are there similarities to…

Election 2020: Behind the Decision Desk

Election 2020: Behind the Decision Desk

November 3, 2020, 2:14 pm

On Friday, October 23, 2020 The Institute of Politics and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy hosted a discussion with newsroom leaders on navigating the complexity of Election coverage this November. Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center…

David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism Webinar

David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism Webinar

November 3, 2020, 2:08 pm

On Friday, October 23, 2020 the Shorenstein Center hosted a webinar with 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism winner James Goodman, and previous winners David von Drehle (2018) and Nancy Kaffer (2016), discussing the challenges facing local newsrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation was moderated…

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The Time Has Come to Regulate Digital Platforms

November 3, 2020, 2:02 pm

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 the Shorenstein Center hosted a discussion with Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, Gene Kimmelman, Mignon Clyburn, and Jason Furman around the recently released paper “New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions in the U.S., The Case for a Digital Platform Agency and a…

Creating New Futures for Local Newspapers

Creating New Futures for Local Newspapers

November 3, 2020, 1:57 pm

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 the Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with Elizabeth Hansen and Marc Hand, who have released a paper proposing a new National Trust for Local News that would support the financing and transition of local newspapers to new ownership and…

Confronting Disinformation: A Conversation with Audrey Tang

Confronting Disinformation: A Conversation with Audrey Tang

September 30, 2020, 2:02 pm

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 the Shorenstein Center hosted a virtual conversation with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation, moderated by Dr. Joan Donovan. This event was cosponsored by The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and The…

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Product Management and Public Interest: Summer Summit 2020

September 16, 2020, 11:13 am

On August 21st, 2020, Product and Society hosted a Product Management and the Public Interest Summer Summit. The 300+ registrants, attendees, and speakers ranged across governments, non-profits, academia, private sector, venture capital, consulting, and more; all self-identified as working both…

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America’s Economic Experience: The Reality of the Rural/Urban Divide

August 17, 2020, 10:08 am

Thursday, August 13, 2020 – Divides – economic, racial, cultural, and educational, to name just a few – exist between communities across the country. But the perceived divide between rural and urban areas have been a lightning rod for our…

Big, If True Webinar: The Fight to Ban Facial Recognition Technology: Protest in the Era of Mass Surveillance

Big, If True Webinar: The Fight to Ban Facial Recognition Technology: Protest in the Era of Mass Surveillance

August 3, 2020, 2:31 pm

Friday, July 31, 2020 – On this episode of BIG, If True we delve into the formidable struggle against the deployment of facial recognition technology. In light of the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests, there are distressing concerns that facial…

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