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Introduction This research paper examines the important role that “alt-lite” bloggers play in promoting, amplifying, and fortifying Donald Trump’s anti-establishment message to his conservative supporters. Counter-Narratives from the Right The big news was released early that morning, and it was…

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Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler served as the Chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 under President Obama. For more than three decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services, experiencing the revolution in telecommunications as a policy expert,…

Kate Starbird

Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University.  Kate Starbird is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington, and Director of the Emerging Capacities…

Investigative Reporting: Making an Impact on Policy and Governance

A panel discussion with the finalists and special citation awardees for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Panelists will discuss the making of their stories, which include coverage of the Russia investigation, injustice in the Chicago legal system, opioid addiction, sexual harassment…

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#DigitalDeceit: The Technologies Behind Precision Propaganda on the Internet

Over the past year, there has been rising pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to account for how bad actors are exploiting their platforms. The catalyst of this so-called “tech-lash” was the revelation in summer 2017 that agents of the…

Information disorder

This report was published by the Council of Europe, with support from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and First Draft. Reproduced with permission of the Council of Europe. The opinions expressed in…

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A Report from the Shorenstein Center’s Single Subject News Engagement Project Executive Summary Email is a crucial vehicle for media companies to generate reader revenue, yet the ways we talk about and measure email have not changed for almost two…

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Garrett Graff

February 13, 2018— Garrett Graff, journalist, author, and director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, discussed Robert Mueller’s investigations, election cybersecurity, and threats to U.S. democracy during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of…

Margaret Sullivan

February 6, 2018— Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan discussed the challenge of covering President Trump, public trust in media, social media platforms and news, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of her…

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Shorenstein Center Announces Six Finalists for 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting; Martha Raddatz to Receive Career Award

Finalists include: Asbury Park Press, BuzzFeed News, Miami Herald, NPR and ProPublica, STAT and The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post; special citation for The New York Times. Cambridge, MA — Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting…

Spring 2018 fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2018 fellows, and the A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence. “This semester we will be joined by…