2003 Archive


  • 12/9: “Who’s on First? An ‘Outside the Beltway’ Look at the 2004 Presidential Race.” Brown-bag lunch with Todd Domke, Republican media consultant, and Dan Payne, Democratic media consultant.
  • 12/8: “Press Coverage of the CIA, Media and Democracy, Misuse of Scientific Information, Coverage of Public Health, and Journalism in Historical Context. “An integrated discussion with Shorenstein Fellows Jim Carey, CBS Professor of International Journalism, Columbia University; Cornelia Dean, former science editor, the New York Times, Ted Gup, professor of journalism, Case Western University, and investigative reporter; Tomas Klvana, former spokesperson, president of the Czech Republic; and Regina Lawrence, professor of political science, Portland State University.
  • 12/1: “On the Road with the 2004 Democrats Before America Tunes In.” Brown-bag lunch with Walter Shapiro, writer of a twice-weekly column called “Hype & Glory” for USA Today.


  • 11/20: “The Paradox of American Power: Why the World’s Only Superpower Can’t Go It Alone.” Brown-bag lunch with Joseph S. Nye, Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Dean of the Kennedy School of Government and author of The Paradox of American Power and Understanding International Conflicts.
  • 11/18: “Bush, the Election and the War on Terrorism.” Brown-bag lunch with David Frum, columnist for the National Review, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former special assistant to President George W. Bush for economic speechwriting.
  • 11/14: “Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Vaclav Havel’s Media Image.” Brown-bag lunch with Peter Green, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. He has been reporting from Central Europe since 1989, most recently for the New York Times.
  • 11/13: “A Time of our Choosing: America’s War in Iraq.” Brown-bag lunch with Todd Purdum, correspondent in the Washington bureau of the New York Times, covering a range of topics from politics and policy to culture.
  • 11/12: “Embedded or in Bed: Press Coverage of the Iraq War.” Panel discussion with Anne Barnard, Boston Globe; Alexander Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy; Brian MacQuarrie, Boston Globe reporter; General Tad Oelstrom, director of the National Security Program; Todd Purdum, political correspondent for the New York Times; Bob Woodruff, ABC News anchor and correspondent; and others. Moderator, Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics.
  • 11/4: “The Bush Administration and U.S. Foreign Policy.” Brown-bag lunch with Karen De Young, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment on International Peace while on sabbatical from the Washington Post, where she is associate editor.


  • 10/29: Theodore H. White Seminar with Robert A. Caro, biographer; Jill Abramson, the New York Times; David Broder, Washington Post; Ernest May, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University; and Daniel Schorr, National Public Radio. Moderated by Alex S. Jones, director, Joan Shorenstein Center.
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  • 10/28: “Lyndon Johnson: Personality and Power.” Theodore H. White Lecture with Robert A. Caro, biographer and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Power Broker and Master of the Senate.
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  • 10/28: “The New Architecture of American Journalism.” Brown-bag lunch with David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and columnist for the Post-Gazette.
  • 10/23: “Civil Liberties since 9/11.” Brown-bag lunch with Anthony Lewis, columnist for the New York Times from 1969 to 2001 and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of three books: Gideon’s Trumpet, Portrait of a Decade and Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment.
  • 10/ 21: “Quality, Crime, Profits and Local TV News: Five Years of Empirical Research versus Conventional Wisdom.” Brown-bag lunch with Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism and vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists.
  • 10/10: “The Presidents, the Press and Civil Rights: Lessons from the Kennedy and Johnson Years.” Brown-bag lunch with Zachary Karabell and Jonathan Rosenberg. Karabell is the author of several books and Rosenberg teaches U.S. history at Hunter College; both earned Ph.D.’s at Harvard University and co-authored Kennedy, Johnson and the Quest for Justice.
  • 10/7: “Into the Abyss: The Middle East after the Collapse of the Roadmap.” Brown-bag lunch with Josh Hammer, Newsweek‘s Jerusalem bureau chief since January 2001. He was previously Berlin bureau chief, and is the author of A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place.
  • 10/2: “2 Percent Solution: Fixing America’s Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives Can Love.” Brown-bag lunch with Matthew Miller, syndicated columnist and a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition.


  • 9/30: “Live from Baghdad.” Brown-bag lunch with Anne Garrels, a foreign correspondent for NPR. She covered the invasion of Baghdad and her experiences there are chronicled in her recent book Naked in Baghdad.
  • 9/25: “The Press and the 2004 Presidential Campaign.” Brown-bag lunch with Mark Halperin, ABC News political director. He is responsible for the planning and editorial content of political news on the network.
  • 9/23: Shorenstein Center Fellows and Visiting Faculty Reception with HKS community and others. Jim Carey, CBS Professor of International Journalism, Columbia University; Cornelia Dean, former science editor, the New York Times; Ted Gup, former investigative reporter for Time magazine; Tomas Klvana, former spokesperson for the president of the Czech Republic; and Regina Lawrence, associate professor of political science, Portland State University.
  • 9/22: “Imperial America: The Bush Assault on the World Order.” Brown-bag lunch with John Newhouse, who covered foreign policy for the New Yorker throughout the 1980s and early 1990s and wrote numerous profiles of world figures.
  • 9/18: “War Zone in Africa.” Brown-bag lunch with Aidan Hartley, who worked for several newspapers as a foreign correspondent in Africa before joining Reuters in Nairobi. He is the author of The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands.
  • 9/16: “The State of the Media.” Brown-bag lunch with Ken Auletta, who has written the “Annals of Communications” column for The New Yorker since 1992 and is the author of six books, including Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way and Greed and Glory on Wall Street.


  • 5/13: “Unembedded/Unimpeded: Reporting the War from Northern Iraq.” Brown-bag lunch with Michael Goldfarb, senior reporter with “Inside Out” documentaries at WBUR Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate. He covered the Iraq War from the northern front.
  • 5/6: “A Dialogue with the Spring 2003 Shorenstein Fellows.” Al Franken, political satirist; Esteban Lopez-Escobar, University of Navarra; Margie Reedy, television journalist; Terence Samuel, chief congressional correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Michael Tomasky, political columnist, New York magazine.


  • 5/30: “Behind the Scenes: Coverage of the Iraq War.” Brown-bag lunch with Rick Kaplan, in charge of ABC News’ special coverage of the war with Iraq.
  • 4/29: “Network News Coverage of Persian Gulf War One and Two.” Brown-bag lunch with Andrew Tyndall, publisher of The Tyndall Report, a newsletter that monitors television network news.
  • 4/24: “A Photojournalist’s View of Asian America: Community reactions to 9/11 and the war in Iraq.” Brown-bag lunch with Corky Lee, freelance photojournalist.
  • 4/23: “War Coverage: At Home and Abroad.” Brown-bag lunch with Steven Brill, author of After: How America Confronted the September 12th Era and Newsweek magazine columnist on all issues related to the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Mr. Brill is also the founder of The American Lawyer magazine, Court TV, and Brill’s Content magazine. Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the Center for Public Leadership.
  • 4/15: “Restoring Corporate Integrity and Public Trust.” A nonpartisan conference, held in New York City, that brought together business leaders, elected officials, investors, and academic representatives to restore confidence in our institutions and corporations. Participants included President Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, David Gergen, Arianna Huffington, Marvin Kalb, Alex S. Jones, Richard Cavanagh, John Bogle, and Leon Panetta.
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  • 4/15: “Mutual Perceptions/Misperceptions of the Iraq War.” Brown-bag lunch with Ruediger Lentz, Washington bureau chief and senior diplomatic correspondent for Deutsche Welle Radio and Television.
  • 4/10: “An Arab Assessment of American Policy in the Middle East.” Brown-bag lunch with Adib Farha, member of Lebanon’s National Audio Media Council, advisor to Lebanon’s Minister of Finance, and professor of economics at the Lebanese American University. Co-sponsored with the Middle East Initiative.
  • 4/8: “Civil Liberties Concerns Post-9/11 and Beyond.” Brown-bag lunch with Chisun Lee, a staff writer for the Village Voice who covers a wide range of topics from post–September 11 civil liberties concerns to New York City social welfare policy.
  • 4/3: “Islam at War with Itself: A Journalist Reflects on Her Journeys in the Muslim World of Southeast Asia.” Brown-bag lunch with Pam Constable, the Pew Journalist-in-Residence fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She is working on a book about Afghanistan, which she covered from 1998 to 2002 as a foreign correspondent and as the South Asia bureau chief for the Washington Post.
  • 4/2: “What We’ve Learned From the War … So Far.” Brown-bag lunch with David Brooks, senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and a commentator on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.
  • 4/1: “Covering Tax Policy: Principles You Can Apply to Any Policy Beat.” Brown-bag lunch with David Cay Johnston, financial reporter at the New York Times and recipient of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting.


  • 3/20: “Bioterrorism and Small Pox: Has the Bush Administration Adequately Prepared to Defend Americans from Saddam’s Potential Small Pox Attack?” Brown-bag lunch with Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and an analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy with a special interest in terrorism. Professor Allison was assistant secretary of defense in the first Clinton administration.
  • 3/18: “What the President Meant to Say…. Scenes from the White House Podium.” Brown-bag lunch with Mike McCurry, chairman and chief executive officer, Grassroots Enterprise, and press secretary to President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1998.
  • 3/12: “The Present and Future of Investigative Reporting.” Goldsmith Seminar with investigative-prize finalists from the Boston Globe, Dayton Daily News, National Public Radio, the New York Times, WFAA-TV (Dallas), and the Wisconsin State Journal.
  • 3/11: Goldsmith Awards Ceremony with Seymour Hersh, recipient of the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the presentation of the Goldsmith investigative-reporting prize and book prizes.
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  • 3/11: “What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News.” Brown-bag lunch with Eric Alterman, writer of the weblog “Altercation” for MSNBC.com and the column “Stop the Presses” for the Nation.
  • 3/5: “Presidents Meet the Press: The Changing Face of Presidential Press Conferences.” Brown-bag lunch with Martha Kumar, director of the White House 2001 Project and professor of political science at Towson University.


  • 2/25: “Covering Bush’s War(s).” Brown-bag lunch with Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor and special projects writer at Newsweek magazine and regular panelist on the syndicated political talk show Inside Washington.
  • 2/14: “The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists and the Stories that Shape the Political World.” Brown-bag lunch with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication and the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
  • 2/12: “Are There Foundations for Democracy and a Free Press in China’s Past?” Panel discussion with Orville Schell, dean, Graduate School of Journalism; research associate, Center for Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Merle Goldman, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research; professor emerita of history, Boston University. Dorrinda Elliott, former editor, AsiaWeek. Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of Inter-national Affairs; faculty chair of Asia Programs and the China Public Policy Program. Alex S. Jones, moderator; director, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
  • 2/11: “The Will to Go to War.” Brown-bag lunch with Linda Wertheimer, senior national correspondent; host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered from 1989 to 2002.
  • 2/4: “The Civil Rights Movement: ‘It’s Deja-vu All Over Again.'” Brown-bag lunch with Judy Richardson, senior producer at Northern Light Productions, an independent documentary film production company, who is noted for her work with Eyes on the Prize and with civil rights, beginning in the early 1960s with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).


  • 1/16: Media Matters. New episode of the television program airs nationally on PBS. Alex S. Jones reports on editorials, op-eds, and U.S. policy on Iraq. In Boston the program aired on WGBH.