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: 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. 

Matthew A. Baum

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…

Yavuz Baydar: I’m a Journalist on the Run from Erdoğan – I Have No Idea What I’ve Done.

Yavuz Baydar, fall 2014 fellow and journalist, writes about the arrest and exile of more than 100 journalists in Turkey. Read more in The Guardian. 

Marilyn Thompson: Hillary Clinton’s Breakout Moment at Wellesley College

Marilyn Thompson, spring 2016 fellow and national politics editor on special assignment for The Washington Post, analyzes the controversial graduation speech that launched Clinton from obscurity to national fame. Read more.