Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center

Shorenstein Director Discusses the Future of Journalism

January 29, 2015 — The Harvard Crimson covers a discussion with Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center director, and Charles M. Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, at the Cambridge Forum. Read more…

Jeff Seglin

Jeffrey Seglin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust

January 26, 2015 —  Jeffrey Seglin, lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), has been awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by Trust Across America-Trust Across the World, after being named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in…

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff: Does Democracy Have its Limits?

January 21, 2015 — Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the “moral claims” of democracy as part of a panel on BBC Newsnight.

Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai: Uncle Sam Needs More Geeks

January 21, 2015 — “One of President Obama’s guests at this year’s State of the Union address was Kathy Pham, a health IT expert formerly of Google and IBM. Pham recently joined the federal government to make it easier for…

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Applications Due February 2, 2015

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…

Shorenstein Center Announces Spring 2015 Fellows

January 13, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the appointment of their Spring 2015 Fellows. “The line-up of Shorenstein Fellows for the spring semester is a group…

Alex Jones to leave Shorenstein Center July 1, 2015

Dear Friends and Colleagues, After fifteen years as Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, I have told Dean Ellwood I have decided that this academic year will be my last,…

Response to Charlie Hebdo Attack from Carnegie-Knight Consortium of Journalism School Deans

Using terror to intimidate and throttle free speech is not new. And it must not be allowed to succeed. We, as members of the Carnegie-Knight consortium of journalism schools, stand with all those who defy murderous efforts to silence a…

Nick Sinai: 2015: Year of the Chief Data Officer

January 8, 2015 — “If government agencies are going to act as open platforms, shouldn’t they follow the lead of platform companies like Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and aspiring tech platform start-ups?” Nick Sinai, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, writes about…

Book Review: “The Lonely War” by Nazila Fathi

December 31, 2014 — Nahid Mozaffari reviews the new book The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran by former Shorenstein Fellow Nazila Fathi in The New York Times: “Nazila Fathi’s account of the turbulent years she spent in Iran…