Audio & Video

The Homecomers Podcast

The Homecomers Podcast

September 10, 2019, 10:54 am

Sarah Smarsh was a Spring 2018 Fellow at the Shorenstein Center. During her fellowship she began work on a podcast featuring voices from the American heartland, which has now been released as The Homecomers. The podcast continues many of the…

Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff: Decoding the Mueller Investigation

April 3, 2019, 12:09 pm

Garrett Graff is a journalist, historian, director of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology Program, and author of The Threat Matrix, the definitive account of Robert Mueller’s time as head of the FBI. In this episode of the Shorenstein Center’s…

What’s the Point of Publishing Opinion, Anyway?

March 28, 2019, 12:30 pm

James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor for the New York Times talked about the role of opinion writing in today’s news ecosystem with former TIME Magazine Editor and Shorenstein Center faculty member Nancy Gibbs. Thanks to the Forum Network at WGBH…

The Goldsmith Awards: Finalists Panel

March 13, 2019, 2:46 pm

On March 12th, just before the 2019 Goldsmith Awards ceremony, representatives of the 7 reporting teams who were finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting sat down with Nicco Mele, Shorenstein Center Director, for a candid conversation about their…

Behind the Reporting: The Goldsmith Award Finalists

Behind the Reporting: The Goldsmith Award Finalists

February 27, 2019, 2:05 pm

The Shorenstein Center’s podcast is dedicated this week to a series of interviews with the finalists for the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism. Shorenstein Center Special Projects Director Heidi Legg, an accomplished journalist herself, spoke with each of the…

Social Activism Through Pop Culture: Justin Tinsley

Social Activism Through Pop Culture: Justin Tinsley

February 22, 2019, 4:51 pm

Justin Tinsley is a culture and sports writer for The Undefeated, a sports and pop culture website owned and operated by ESPN. He spoke at the Shorenstein Center on February 12, 2019. He and Center Director Nicco Mele had a wide-ranging…

Adam Berinsky: Political Misinformation in the Modern Day

February 15, 2019, 12:05 pm

Adam Berinsky is the Mitsui Professor of Political Science at MIT and serves as the director of the MIT Political Experiments Research Lab (PERL). He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Berinsky…

Nabiha Syed: 2018 Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

Nabiha Syed: 2018 Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

January 10, 2019, 4:37 pm

Nabiha Syed, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, gave the 11th Annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, November 14, 2018. Ms. Syed,…

Misinformation Speaker Series: Will Stevens

December 13, 2018, 2:28 pm

Will Stevens is Director of the Public Diplomacy Division at the Foreign Service Institute. He spoke about “Adversarial Narratives” and their use by states, non-state actors, and domestic political parties. He also discussed his work training U.S. diplomats to represent…

Takis Metaxas: Online Manipulation of U.S. Elections

November 30, 2018, 11:59 am

Takis Metaxas is a Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College, studying online social media, primarily related to the propagation of information and misinformation, prediction of political events, and in developing tools that help users evaluate the trustworthiness of information….