Michael Ignatieff: Geopolitics since the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 7, 2014 — Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the role of Germany, the United States, Russia and other leading nations 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall as part…

Nazila Fathi

Nazila Fathi: A New York Times Correspondent’s Story of Fleeing Iran with Her Family

November 5, 2014 —  Former Fellow Nazila Fathi writes in Vogue magazine about her coverage of Iran’s Green Movement protests for the New York Times — and about her subsequent relocation to Canada after being threatened by the Iranian government. Read more…

Thomas E. Patterson (HKS)

Thomas E. Patterson: Midterms 2014: a little big day

November, 5 2014 — Thomas E. Patterson of the Shorenstein Center explores the outlook for politics after the 2014 midterms on The Conversation. Read more…

Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai announced as the inaugural Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellows

November 3, 2014 — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished technological leaders, Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai, as the inaugural recipients of the newly…

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann to deliver 2014 Theodore H. White Lecture at the Shorenstein Center

October 23, 2014 — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), announced that this year’s Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics will be jointly delivered by Mark Halperin and…

Thomas E. Patterson: Why trustworthy and relevant information has become a scarce commodity

October 27, 2014 — Thomas E. Patterson of the Shorenstein Center explores why misinformation is on the rise and what can be done. Part of a series of  essays marking the launch of the U.S. edition of The Conversation website,…

Alex S. Jones: The Legacy Of Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee

Oct. 22 2014 — Alex Jones, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, discussed Ben Bradlee’s legacy on WBUR’s Radio Boston. Read more…

Alex S. Jones: Journalism in the Era of ISIS and Ferguson

Alex Jones, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, speaks about the dangers facing journalists both abroad in Syria and at home in places like Ferguson, Missouri. Part of the Harvard Kennedy School PolicyCast series.

First Look: HAMBYCAST!

CNN’s resident Boy on the Bus, Peter Hamby, former Joan Shorenstein Fellow, is taking viewers into the world of political campaigns through his own personal lens with the launch of [a weekly] Hambycast….In the debut episode, Hamby proves he has the best job in journalism as he cracks a beer with college football fans, like Texas Governor Rick Perry, while tailgating at the University of South Carolina. … [P]roduced in partnership by CNNPolitics and CNN Digital Studios. Continue reading…

Book Review: “Foreign Correspondent” by H.D.S. Greenway

John Maxwell Hamilton reviews the new book Foreign Correspondent by former Shorenstein Fellow H.D.S. Greenway in The Boston Globe: “In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock released a film loosely based on ‘Personal Affairs,’ the autobiography of the brilliant and colorful journalist Vincent Sheean. The film’s opening dedication apotheosized the American foreign correspondent — ‘To those intrepid ones who went across the seas to be the eyes and ears of America.’ Now we have a memoir that takes the title of Hitchcock’s film and provides a thought-provoking counterpoint to it.” Continue reading…