Julia Baird

Julia Baird: Isolated No More: The Sydney Hostage Siege and a Nation’s Identity

December 16, 2014 — Julia Baird, journalist and former Shorenstein Fellow, writes about the Sydney hostage siege in The New York Times. Read more…

Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai: Data as Infrastructure

December 12, 2014 — Nick Sinai, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discusses the case for treating data as infrastructure, and how data is poised to significantly alter government, journalism, and the private sector. Read more…

Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation, and Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of Knight Foundation

Shorenstein Center to continue Carnegie-Knight Initiative in support of journalism education reform and knowledge building with new $1 million investment

Funding will help improve research and education tool, Journalist’s Resource, and support collaboration between journalism school deans Cambridge, Mass.—Dec. 11, 2014—Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy will update and improve Journalist’s Resource, a tool that connects journalists,…

John Wihbey

Coalition of J-schools renews focus on strengthening journalism education

Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York recently announced continued funding for an ongoing effort to reform journalism education. Below, John Wihbey, the managing editor of Journalist’s Resource at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and…

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting nominations due December 31, 2014

The annual Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting honors investigative reporting that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. The winner receives $25,000, and five finalists receive $10,000. Apply…

Michael Ignatieff: I Wish Someone Had Told Me This Before I Became a Politician

November 22, 2014 — Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School, writes about the importance of authenticity in politics in the New Republic. Read more…

Susan Crawford: Good data make better cities

November 18, 2014 — Susan Crawford, former Shorenstein Center visiting professor and current Harvard Law School professor, and Stephen Goldsmith, professor at Harvard Kennedy School, write about the possibilities of using big data to improve public services in the Boston Globe. Read more…

Nicco Mele named deputy publisher of L.A. Times

November 18, 2014 — Nicco Mele came to the Shorenstein Center as a visiting Murrow Lecturer in the spring of 2009.  He continued teaching at HKS/Shorenstein Center as an adjunct lecturer and has been a vital part of the Center,…

Yavuz Baydar: Barring Coverage, Assaults and Fear: New Reports Signal SOS for Turkish Media

November 10, 2014 —  Current Fellow Yavuz Baydar examines threats to freedom of the press in Turkey on Huffington Post. Read more…

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…