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David Fahrenthold: Reporting on President Trump

David Fahrenthold: Reporting on President Trump

February 7, 2017, 12:00 pm

February 7, 2017—David Fahrenthold, a political reporter for The Washington Post, discussed his investigations of President Trump’s charitable giving during the 2016 campaign season, and provided insight about how to cover the president and his administration during a visit to…

Lydia Polgreen

The Future of News: Journalism in a Post-Truth Era

January 31, 2017, 4:00 pm

Featuring William Kristol, editor at large, The Weekly Standard; Kathleen Kingsbury, managing editor, digital, The Boston Globe; Gerard Baker, editor in chief, The Wall Street Journal; Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief, The Huffington Post; David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist, The New…

2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016,
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

A panel discussion about the 2016 election and news coverage featuring: Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow; political contributor to CBS News; former moderator of “Face the Nation” Nancy Kaffer, columnist, Detroit Free Press; winner of the 2016…

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Larry Wilmore

Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Larry Wilmore

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

This year’s Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics was delivered by comedian, producer and writer Larry Wilmore. The David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism was also awarded to Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press. Larry Wilmore’s talk starts at 15:09….

Sissela Bok: Secrets and Lies in Politics and Elections

Sissela Bok: Secrets and Lies in Politics and Elections

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

November 1, 2016—Sissela Bok, writer, philosopher, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, provided a nuanced view on how lies and secrets in politics have impacted public trust and the 2016 election. Below…

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

October 25, 2016—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and professor at Columbia Law School, discussed his new book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, during a conversation at the Shorenstein Center with Erie Meyer,…

Define American: Humanizing the Immigration Debate with Jose Antonio Vargas

Define American: Humanizing the Immigration Debate with Jose Antonio Vargas

Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist and filmmaker, and serves as the CEO of Define American and #EmergingUS. Jose was part of The Washington Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for coverage of the…

Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen—The Deciders: The Future of Free Speech in a Digital World

October 21, 2016, 12:00 pm

2016 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic, delivered the ninth…

Peter Hart: Trends and Demographics in the 2016 Election

Peter Hart: Trends and Demographics in the 2016 Election

October 19, 2016, 4:45 pm

October 19, 2016 — Peter D. Hart, chairman of Hart Research Associates, a public opinion research firm that provides polls for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, discussed the driving forces behind the 2016 presidential election, and the influence…

Amy Walter: The Current State of the Campaign

Amy Walter: The Current State of the Campaign

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

October 18, 2016 — Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report, discussed possible outcomes of the 2016 presidential and down-ballot races, and what may lie ahead after Election Day. Walter, who appears on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “PBS NewsHour,”also…