Audio & Video

Richard Parker and Ayman Mohyeldin.

Al Jazeera focused on providing context to western audiences

April 5, 2010, 12:30 pm

April 5, 2010 — With notes prepared on his new iPad, Ayman Mohyeldin, Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English, spoke at a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event about “Covering Gaza under Siege and War.” Using examples from his experience covering cross-cultural misunderstandings,…

Jeff Goodell of The New York Times Magazine.

Panel looks at the possibility of trying to ‘fix’ the earth’s climate

March 31, 2010, 5:36 pm

March 31, 2010 — The third and final event in the Climate Change and the Media Seminar Series, “Techno-Optimism or Pessimism: ‘Fixing’ the Planet’s Climate Problems,” lived up to the dramatic promise of its title. There was no lack of…

Neal Baer and Thomas E. Patterson.

‘Law & Order’ producer sees new media as conduit of social change

March 30, 2010, 5:40 pm

March 30, 2010 — Neal Baer, executive producer of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, spoke at a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event of the “power of television to promote social change.” A self-described “confector of stories,” Baer said…

Panel discussion titled: “Digital Governance: From the State House to the White House"

Experts examine how technology can promote democracy

March 10, 2010, 2:41 pm

March 10, 2010 — Laptops, personal digital assistants, and iPhones were a ubiquitous and fitting presence at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at “Digital Governance: From the State House to the White House.” As audience members tapped away on…

Daphne Benoit and Shorenstein Center Director Alex S. Jones.

AFP’s Daphne Benoit says military and media need mutual trust

March 9, 2010, 12:49 pm

March 9, 2010 — The military and the media have a “complex relationship,” said Daphne Benoit, Pentagon correspondent for Agence France Press (AFP), at a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event. They need each other but have “conflicting interests.” The media values…

Greg Zuckerman and Shorenstein Center Director Alex S. Jones.

WSJ’s Zuckerman: ‘Outliers’ saw what Wall Street experts missed

March 2, 2010, 8:05 am

March 2, 2010 — At a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event, Greg Zuckerman, senior writer and Heard on the Street columnist at The Wall Street Journal, shared lessons and observations from his book, The Greatest Trade Ever. Zuckerman presented a paradox…

Thomas E. Patterson and The Economist's Matthew Bishop.

Economist’s Bishop posits theories for media’s ‘procyclical tendency’

February 23, 2010, 12:30 pm

February 23, 2010 — The Economist’s American business editor and New York bureau chief, Matthew Bishop, spoke at the Shorenstein Center on the media and the economic crisis. He opened with the statement that on September 15, 2008, the date…