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Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to present the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting to:  “Mississippi’s Dangerous and Dysfunctional Penal System” by Joseph Neff, Alysia Santo, Anna Wolfe, and Michelle Liuof The Marshall Project, Mississippi…

HKS Misinformation Review Special Issue: Propaganda Analysis Revisted

HKS Misinformation Review Special Issue: Propaganda Analysis Revisted

The HKS Misinformation Review’s latest special issue presents peer-reviewed articles that place the current field of misinformation research into historical perspective. Guest edited by A.J. Bauer (University of Alabama) and Anthony Nadler (Ursinus College).

Mitigating Medical Misinformation - new research brief from the TaSC project

Mitigating Medical Misinformation – new research brief from the TaSC project

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is proud to announce the release of a new research brief from the Technology and Social Change project (TaSC) — Mitigating Medical Misinformation: A Whole-of-society Approach…

New COVID States surveys on vaccine attitudes and executive approval

New COVID States surveys on vaccine attitudes and executive approval

The COVID States Survey project, co-lead by HKS Professor Matthew Baum, has three new reports out this month looking at vaccine attitudes among healthcare workers, higher rates of vaccine hesitancy among parents, and an update on approval rates for governors…

Dr. Marya T. Mtshali joins the Technology and Social Change Research Project

The Shorenstein Center welcomes Marya T. Mtshali as a new post-doctoral fellow on the Technology and Social Change research project team. Dr. Mtshali is a sociologist and Lecturer in Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard University, where she teaches a…

2021 Goldsmith Prize Finalists

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The Goldsmith Prize, founded in 1991 and funded by a gift from…

HKS Feature: Tracking attitudes and behavior on COVID in all 50 states, week by week

The Harvard Kennedy School did a comprehensive write up about Professor Matthew Baum’s COVID States survey project, one of the longest-running and farthest-reaching surveys on U.S. public attitudes about the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues. Read an excerpt below: The…

Executive Director Setti Warren Moving to the Institute of Politics

A message from Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs, on the announcement of Setti Warren’s appointment to be the next Executive Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. It is with bittersweet feelings that I share the news about…

Spring 2021 Fellows and Affiliates

This group of fellows brings experience in reporting, news management, digital media, academia, and philanthropy. They will conduct research on some of the fore-most issues in media, politics and public policy, and hold workshops and lectures for the public and our student community that are sure to drive important conversations.

Prof Matthew Baum’s Covid States Project Shows MA Residents Support COVID Restrictions

The latest survey report out from the COVID States Project, co-authored by the Shorenstein Center’s Professor Matthew Baum, shows that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly support policies to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, including business and school closures, cancelling public…