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

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…

COVIDstates Polling on Battleground States

COVIDstates Polling on Battleground States

click for full header graphic The delayed election results in key battleground states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and subsequent shifts in vote margins as mail-in ballots are counted, was entirely predicted. The multi-university team of researchers behind the COVID-19…

2020 Election research and resources

Shorenstein Center Election Research

If you’re a journalist covering the 2020 election results, or anyone looking for more research-based context on the election-related landscape of media and information, the Shorenstein Center’s researchers and faculty have pulled together this list of recent reports, articles, and…

Dr. Joan Donovan

New Media Manipulation Casebook

The Media Manipulation Casebook is a new open-access digital research platform produced by Shorenstein Center Research Director Joan Donovan and the Technology and Social Change Project.

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Shorenstein Center’s Research Director Dr. Joan Donovan provides concrete recommendations for public health information officers and communication professionals drafting communication campaigns for health agencies and health organizations to maximize the chance that timely health advisories reach the public. You can read…

Shorenstein Center receives $1 million in support of project on media manipulation

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School has received a $1 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies in support of the ongoing work of the Technology and Social Change Research Project. The project aims…

Shorenstein Center receives $600,000 grant for antiracism project

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School has received a $600,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project. The IARA Project’s goal is to use…

What will it take to stand up again together? Start with accountability

The United States succumbed to a “cascade of crises” in the spring and summer of 2020, as the nation simultaneously grappled with a pandemic, a recession, and racial tensions. The aftermath left the country disjointed, aggrieved, and pained. In this…

India’s TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the “China Bogeyman”

US tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg have long warned that heavy regulation on data collection for social media platforms like Facebook will strengthen the positions of Chinese companies. This argument resonated with Congress in 2018, as Zuckerberg defended his company…

Big Tech: Regulation and Moderation

The heads of the “Big Four” tech companies – Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook – are testifying today in front of the House Judiciary Committee as part of the ongoing investigation into potential antitrust violations in the tech industry. The…