Audio & Video

Peter D. Hart and Alex S. Jones

Hart: Democrats will hold Senate, GOP will take House in midterms

October 7, 2010, 8:58 am

October 7, 2010 — Twenty-six days out from the 2010 midterm elections, Peter D. Hart looked at whether Democrats should expect a “Category 3 or 5 Hurricane.” The chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates and one of the leading…

Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center director; Stephen Engelberg of ProPublica; Martha Raddatz of ABC News; and Charles M. Sennott of GlobalPost.

Panel looks at legacy of David Halberstam, future of news

October 6, 2010, 6:02 pm

October 6, 2010 — David L. Halberstam died doing what he loved, hunting down a story. The intrepid author, reporter, and Harvard graduate who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Vietnam War, which called into question the…

Nicco Mele and Jaron Lanier.

Microsoft’s Jaron Lanier sees need for online ‘middle class’

October 4, 2010, 6:07 pm

October 4, 2010 — Jaron Lanier, partner architect at Microsoft Research and innovator in residence at the Annenberg School of the University of Southern California, led a Shorenstein Center discussion about “Seeing Through the Fog of Digital Fads.” Lanier, author…

Ron Suskind.

Suskind says good journalism affronts ‘message management’

September 14, 2010, 10:25 am

September 14, 2010— Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and nonfiction author of The Way of the World and The One Percent Doctrine, Ron Suskind spoke at a Shorenstein Center event about “Truth-telling versus Message Control: A Dilemma for Sources and Reporters.” There…

Thomas Patterson and Arianna Huffington.

Huffington: Economic crisis is a threat to our democracy

September 14, 2010, 8:29 am

September 14, 2010 — Arianna Huffington‘s talk, “The New Media Landscape,” was a tour through a world that the founder of The Huffington Post herself reshaped. She launched the blog-centered Huffington Post in 2005 in part as a counterweight to aggregation…

Clay Shirky and Walter Robinson.

Clergy scandal shows power of old and new media

April 20, 2010, 5:05 pm

April 20, 2010 — At the final Shorenstein Center Speaker Series of the semester, Walter Robinson and Clay Shirky discussed how the case of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church illustrates the changing powers of old and new…

Peter D. Greenberger and Nicco Mele.

Google’s Greenberger presents efficiency of online campaigning

April 6, 2010, 5:19 pm

April 6, 2010 — Peter D. Greenberger started the first political advertising team at Google, Inc., and at a visit to the Shorenstein Center, he explained why and how Google has gotten involved in the political realm. Greenberger, currently Google’s…

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…