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Big, If True Webinar: The Trouble with Science

Big, If True Webinar: The Trouble with Science

May 18, 2020, 10:24 am

Friday, May 15, 2020 – This week on BIG, If True our host Joan Donovan dives into the promises and perils of communicating science to public audiences. While trust in our politicians and the press has waned in recent years, trust in…

Big, If True Webinar: Commercial Content Moderation during the Pandemic

Big, If True Webinar: Commercial Content Moderation during the Pandemic

May 11, 2020, 3:18 pm

Friday, May 8, 2020 – In this week’s episode of BIG, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD asks: should we trust our search engines? Have joint industry efforts – led by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit and LinkedIn – to limit misinformation been successful?…

Big, If True Webinar: Technologies of the Far-Right

Big, If True Webinar: Technologies of the Far-Right

May 4, 2020, 10:21 am

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Do you ever wonder why certain technologies get made and others don’t? Most of the time the problem is resources, other times it’s because of breakthrough innovation, but in every case it’s also about politics….

BIG, If True: The Steak-umm Interview

BIG, If True: The Steak-umm Interview

April 28, 2020, 4:43 pm

“Big, If True” is a webinar series from the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center. Hosted by Dr. Joan Donovan, the series focuses on media manipulation, disinformation, and the future of democracy during a pandemic. In…

Under the Hood: Tech During Times of Crisis

Under the Hood: Tech During Times of Crisis

April 24, 2020, 5:46 pm

Hear from technologists on the front lines of crisis response, from healthcare.gov (2013) to U.S. Digital Service (2014-now) to COVID-19 with the U.S. Digital Response (2020). Learn about what it takes to make it all happen, how to find and…

Big, If True Webinar: Two Truths and a Lie: Misinformation and Public Health

Big, If True Webinar: Two Truths and a Lie: Misinformation and Public Health

April 24, 2020, 4:07 pm

Friday, April 24, 2020 – This week Big, If True welcomed Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute in conversation with Setti Warren, Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Mayor of Newton MA. What do public health advocates need to…

Kathleen Carroll: 2020 Goldsmith Career Award Winner

Kathleen Carroll: 2020 Goldsmith Career Award Winner

April 22, 2020, 11:33 am

Every year at the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony we celebrate a leading figure in journalism and media with the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. This year’s honoree was Kathleen Carroll, longtime reporter and Executive Editor for the Associated Press, who…

Kathleen Carroll Tribute Video Transcript

April 22, 2020, 11:26 am

The video version of these remarks can be found by clicking here. I’m Nancy Gibbs, the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. I had so hoped that we would…

Big, If True Webinar: Race, Xenophobia, and COVID-19

Big, If True Webinar: Race, Xenophobia, and COVID-19

April 20, 2020, 8:41 am

Friday, April 17, 2020 – This webinar explores how COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, fueled xenophobia, and harmed marginalized groups. How can policymakers, civil society, and media mitigate against discrimination by shining a light on health disparities? What does xenophobia…

Big, If True Webinar: Democracy During a Pandemic

Big, If True Webinar: Democracy During a Pandemic

April 13, 2020, 8:29 am

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center, hosts a conversation with Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Editor in Chief of TIME Magazine, Setti Warren, Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Mayor…