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

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

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…

Yeganeh Rezaian

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.

Derrick Z. Jackson: Milwaukee’s Invisible Racial Cage

Derrick Z. Jackson, fall 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, writes about the conditions in Milwaukee that have contributed to unrest in the wake of a police shooting, including a lack of economic opportunity and public transportation. Read more in The Boston…

For Journalism, the Future is Now: Interview with Nicco Mele

Shorenstein Center Director Nicco Mele discusses the role of the press in this election, the state of the news business, and where the industry and the Center are headed in a new interview in the Harvard Gazette. Read more…

Nicco Mele and Marvin Kalb: How Trump Owns the Media

Nicco Mele, Shorenstein Center director and Marvin Kalb, founding director of the Center, analyze the numerous factors that led to Trump’s domination of the news and the current political climate — from changes in technology, to failing news business models,…