Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting; Jorge Ramos to Receive Career Award

Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting; Jorge Ramos to Receive Career Award

Finalists include: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal Cambridge, MA — Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting have been announced by the Shorenstein Center on Media,…

Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2017 Fellows

Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2017 Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2017 fellows. “Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaigns in American history, our…

Fall 2016 Fellows

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Applications Due February 1, 2017

The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and…

Richard Stengel

Richard Stengel Named Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow

Cambridge, MA—The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Stengel, former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the U.S. State Department, and former TIME…

Nicco Mele: All Journalism is Local

Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center, writes that after the election, “to get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors—hubs of community information and activity.” Read more in Nieman Reports. 

How Media Newsworthiness Norms Have Sustained the Trump Candidacy

Matthew Baum, Kalb Professor of Global Communication at the Harvard Kennedy School, argues that “the mainstream news media’s longstanding tools for determining what is or isn’t newsworthy have proven inadequate to deal with the candidacy of Donald Trump.” Read more…

Larry Wilmore to Deliver Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), is pleased to announce that this year’s Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics will be delivered by comedian, producer…

Celebrating the Shorenstein Center’s 30th Anniversary

September 27, 2016 — Today marks the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University. Despite a multitude of changes in media and the political process during the past 30 years, the Center’s mission remains as relevant…

From Captivity to Classroom

The Harvard Gazette profiles current Joan Shorenstein Fellow Yeganeh Rezaian and her husband, Jason Rezaian, who is a Nieman Fellow; both were imprisoned in Iran. Read more. 

Shorenstein Center Announces Michael Phillips Moskowitz as Entrepreneurship Fellow

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Phillips Moskowitz as the Center’s first Entrepreneurship Fellow. The newly established Entrepreneurship Fellow program…