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…

2014 Goldsmith Prize winners

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

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

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…

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: 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…