- 12/11: “Getting the Story Out: Public Diplomacy in Africa.” Brown-bag lunch with Robin Saunders, director for Public Diplomacy in Africa at the Department of State.
- 12/5: “The Punch in the Editorial Cartoon.” Brown-bag lunch with Doug Marlette, Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist for New York Newsday.
- 12/4: “60 Minutes and 9/11.” Brown-bag lunch with Phil Scheffler, Executive Editor, 60 Minutes, CBS News.
- 11/27: Brown-bag lunch with Al Franken, political satirist and author.
- 11/20: “News: Back Where We Belong.” Brown-bag lunch with Rick Kaplan, Shorenstein fellow and former president of CNN.
- 11/13: Brown-bag lunch with Margaret Warner, Washington-based senior correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
- 11/6: “Online Journalism after September 11.” Brown-bag lunch with David Plotz, Washington bureau chief, Slate.
- 11/5: “Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History.” Brown-bag lunch with Kati Marton, author, journalist and director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
- 11/2: Theodore H. White Seminar. Panel discussion with Judy Woodruff, CNN prime anchor and senior correspondent; Sissela Bok, writer and philosopher; General Bill Nash, Council on Foreign Relations Center for Preventive Action, DC; Ramindar Singh, fellow, Shorenstein Center; former editor of the Sunday Times of India; Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History, Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center.
- 11/1: “The Worst of Times and the Best of Times: Television News from O.J. to Osama.” Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics given by Judy Woodruff, CNN prime anchor and senior correspondent. Introduction by Alex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center.
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- 10/30: “Humanitarian Operations During Times of War.” Brown-bag lunch with Kenneth Bacon, president and CEO of Refugees International and former assistant secretary of defense for public affairs.
- 10/23: “Private Lives, Public Figures.” ARCO Forum event with Marvin Kalb, Washington office of the Joan Shorenstein Center and former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC News; Senator David Pryor, Institute of Politics, Frederick Schauer, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment and Academic Dean, Kennedy School of Government; moderator: Alex S. Jones, Joan Shorenstein Center. Co-Sponsored with the Institute of Politics.
- 10/23: “Challenges to American Journalism in Times of National Crisis.” Brown-bag lunch with Marvin Kalb, Washington office of the Joan Shorenstein Center and former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC News and former moderator of Meet the Press.
- 10/16: Brown-bag lunch with William Raspberry, columnist for the Washington Post.
- 10/9: “60 Minutes in the Current Crisis.” Brown-bag lunch with Phillip Scheffler, executive editor of CBS News’s 60 Minutes.
- 10/4-5: “The International Information Revolution: Media Outlook, Opportunities, Obsessions.” Conference sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
- 10/4: Conversation with Richard Holbrooke, professional diplomat, magazine editor, author, Peace Corps director, chairman of two non-governmental organizations and an investment banker.
- 10/2: “President Nixon: Alone in the White House.” Brown-bag lunch with Richard Reeves, visiting professor of journalism at the Annenburg School at the University of Southern California; author, President Nixon: Alone in the White House and What the People Know: Freedom and the Press.
- 9/25: “Free Speech and Free Press in Times of Threat to National Security.” Brown-bag lunch with Frederick Schauer, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment and Academic Dean at the Kennedy School of Government.
- 9/19: “Reporting Terrorism.” Brown-bag lunch with Michael Ignatieff, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice.
- 4/24: “Race and the Press.” Conference sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and featuring President Bill Clinton.
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- 5/16: Talk by Jay Harris, former publisher at the San Jose Mercury News, on how his experience broadly relates to the challenges currently facing the journalism profession.
- 5/6: “News in a ‘Reality TV’ World.” Brown-bag lunch with Farai Chideya, editor, PopandPolitics.
- 5/6: “Who Surfs? Global Inequalities and Gender Gaps in Internet Access.” Brown-bag lunch with Pippa Norris, lecturer in public policy and associate director for research, Joan Shorenstein Center. Co-sponsored with the Women and Public Policy Program.
- 5/5: “Faith-Based Foster Care, Race and the Politics of Poverty.” Brown-bag lunch with Nina Bernstein, reporter, the New York Times.
- 5/5: “Presidential Transitions: Leadership and the Press from Election Day through the First 100 Days.” Richard Berke, chief political correspondent and senior writer, the New York Times; David Gergen, co-director, Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of Government; Clay Johnson III, assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel and deputy to the chief of staff, The White House, executive director, Bush/Cheney Presidential Transition; Alex S. Jones, director, Joan Shorenstein Center; Elaine Kamarck, lecturer in public policy, Kennedy School of Government; John King, senior White House correspondent, CNN; Martha Joynt Kumar, director, White House 2001 Project. Co-sponsored with the Center for Public Leadership and the Institute of Politics.
- 5/2: “President Bush’s First Hundred Days: Policy, Press Relations and Leadership.” Richard Berke, chief political correspondent and senior writer, the New York Times; David Gergen, co-director, Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of Government; Clay Johnson III, assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel and deputy to the chief of staff, The White House, executive director, Bush/Cheney Presidential Transition; Elaine Kamarck, lecturer in public policy, Kennedy School of Government; John King, senior White House correspondent, CNN; Martha Joynt Kumar, director, White House 2001 Project. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Joan Shorenstein Center. Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership and the Institute of Politics.
- 4/24: “In Times of War and Peace: The Last 25 Years of Images of the World’s Most Important News Stories.” Brown-bag lunch with Peter Turnley, award-winning photojournalist, Newsweek.
- 4/17: “Nightline: Why We Do What We Do.” Brown-bag lunch with Tom Bettag, executive producer, ABC News’s Nightline.
- 4/12: “The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect.” Brown-bag lunch with Bill Kovach, chairman of the Committee for Concerned Journalists, and Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
- 4/10: “Thinking and Writing about the Supreme Court.” Brown-bag lunch with Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court correspondent, the New York Times.
- 4/3: “Press Coverage of the Environment.” Brown-bag lunch with Bill Mckibben, writer and environmentalist.
- 3/20: “Presidential Coverage in the 24-Hour News Cycle.” Brown-bag lunch with Norah O’Donnell, Washington, D.C.–based NBC news political correspondent, MSNBC.
- 3/19: “What the Media Don’t Tell Us—or Don’t Know—About the American Standard of Living.” Brown-bag lunch with Jeff Madrick, editor, Challenge magazine; economics columnist, the New York Times; contributor, New York Review of Books.
- 3/14: The Goldsmith Seminar on the Present and Future of Investigative Reporting. Panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and Ted Turner, vice chairman, AOL Time Warner. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.
- 3/13: Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism presented to Ted Turner, founder, CNN and vice chairman, AOL Time Warner, Inc. Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting awarded to Karen Dillon, the Kansas City Star.
- 3/13: “Washington Journalism—From the Newhouse Perspective.” Brown-bag lunch with Deborah Howell, chief of the Washington bureau for the Newhouse Newspaper Group and editor of the Newhouse News Agency.
- 2/27: Theodore H. White Seminar. A panel discussion with Tom Brokaw, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw; John Gage, chief researcher, Sun Microsystems; Katrina Heron, editor-in-chief, Wired magazine; Michael Oreskes, assistant managing editor, New York Times Electronic News; Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Shorenstein Center.
- 2/26: “So Much Information, So Little Time.” Theodore H. White Lecture, Tom Brokaw, anchor and managing editor, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Introduction by Alex S. Jones, director, Joan Shorenstein Center.
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- 2/20: “The Endless Election and Bush’s First 100 Days.” Brown-bag lunch with Jill Abramson, Washington bureau chief, the New York Times.
- 2/13: “A Documentary Experience: The Presidential Biography.” Brown-bag lunch with Margaret Drain, executive producer, WGBH’s The American Experience.
- 2/6: “Why Is Washington So Noxious?” Brown-bag lunch with Joe Klein, political columnist, the New Yorker.
- 2/5: “From the New Economy and Fairness in Journalism to the Biomedical Revolution and Waste and Harm in Health Care.” Introduction of Shorenstein Fellows and Visiting Faculty: Hans Bergström, former chief editor, Dagens Nyheter; Trudy Lieberman, director, Center for Consumer Health Choices; Jeff Madrick, editor, Challenge magazine; David Nyhan, columnist, the Boston Globe; Tim Cook, Fairleigh Dickinson Jr. Professor of Political Science, Williams College; Rick Kaplan, former president, CNN/U.S.; Michael Waldman, former director of speechwriting, Clinton White House.
- 1/18: Shorenstein Center announces finalists for the 2001 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.