A Black Lives Matter protest in the wake of George Floyd's killing

This is a Moment of Generational Change for Black People – If We Learn the Lessons of the Past

This commentary by Executive Director Setti Warren was first published in The Telegraph (UK) on June 5, 2020. We are living at a time of generational change and if we embrace principles from previous movements, we can alter the lives of future generations.

Photo of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, 2020

George Floyd protests highlight the deep racial disparities in the US

(This article by Shorenstein Center Executive Director Setti Warren first appeared in the UK’s The Telegraph on May 31, 2020.) In February of 1968 the Kerner Commission report was released…to understand the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and provide recommendations for the future. The recent killing of George Floyd shines a light on the fact that more than 50 years later, our cities find themselves in much the same circumstances.

Dr. Joan Donovan

Dr. Joan Donovan Named Shorenstein Center Research Director

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy is pleased to announce that Dr. Joan Donovan has been named Research Director for the Center. In addition to this appointment, Dr. Donovan will continue in her role as the Director…

James Goodman Wins 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism

James Goodman Wins 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism

For 30 years, David Nyhan was a columnist and reporter at The Boston Globe. He was a Shorenstein Fellow in the spring of 2001. The Nyhan Prize honors a journalist who embodies David’s commitment to challenging the powerful and acting as a…

Announcing the 2020 Goldsmith Prize Winner

This year’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting could not be announced as it normally would be, in front of a packed house at the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School. We know this was disappointing for so many who…

2020 Goldsmith Prize Finalists

Update March 16, 2020: We are looking forward announcing the winner of this year’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting via video on March 23rd, and hope you will celebrate along with us, the winner, and the finalists via social media….

Spring 2020 Shorenstein Fellows

This spring, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy will welcome a group of highly accomplished media professionals to Harvard Kennedy School as Shorenstein Fellows. The cohort includes working journalists, academics, and media business executives. They will join…

Announcing the HKS Misinformation Review

The Shorenstein Center is proud to announce the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review. The HKS Misinformation Review is an open-source, interdisciplinary, scholarly journal focused on all aspects of misinformation and featuring methodologically diverse, peer-reviewed, empirical…

Dr. Joan Donovan Testifies to Congress on Media Manipulation and Disinformation

Dr. Joan Donovan testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on January 8, 2020, in a hearing titled “Americans at Risk: Manipulation And Deception in the Digital Age“. Full video of the hearing can be…

Digital Governing/Governing Digital

Several of the Shorenstein Center’s flagship projects were featured in the latest edition of the Harvard Kennedy School magazine. This comprehensive overview of the school’s digital efforts includes our work on misinformation, digital platform regulation, and privacy. Read the full…