The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival of Democracy: 2018 Theodore H. White Lecture by Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

Renowned journalists Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer delivered the 29th Annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele building on their original essay titled “The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival…

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Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since the 1990s he has played a role in characterizing the role…

Guns in America

German Lopez has written for Vox since it launched in 2014, with a focus on criminal justice, guns, and drugs. Previously, he worked at CityBeat, a local newspaper in Cincinnati, covering politics and policy at the local and state level.

Trumping Hate on Twitter? Online Hate Speech in the 2016 US Election Campaign and its Aftermath

Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. As the role of social media platforms in fostering extremism and offline violence has come under scrutiny, online hate speech has received increased attention from academics and policy makers alike. But…

Featured Research

Newspaper stands

Working paper co-published by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.     This research was supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Barr Foundation with special…

Houses in Alaska

Photo credits: Diane Haeker and Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) Introduction In July of 2008, as a national broadcast correspondent, I reported on environmental conditions in Newtok, a remote community of roughly 400 Yup’ik people in Northwest Alaska. Newtok…

NYT Newsroom 1978

Introduction The staffing of the American news media has never fully reflected the diversity of the nation. For most of the country’s history, Latino and non-white journalists were not welcomed in white-run newsrooms and, through their own news outlets, produced…

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Kristen Soltis Anderson

September 24, 2018- Kristen Soltis Anderson, pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), and co-host of The Pollsters, a bipartisan weekly podcast, joined Nicco Mele to discuss how millennial…

Setti Warren on government, campaigns, and the media

September 18, 2018—Setti Warren, new Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center, and former mayor of Newton, MA, joined Nicco Mele to discuss local government, electoral campaigns, the importance of a robust local media, and more. Full audio below, and you can…

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NPR and ProPublica Win the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center

Cambridge, MA —The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School has been awarded to Nina Martin of ProPublica and Renee Montagne of NPR for their investigative reporting…

Nancy Gibbs

Media Contact: Doug Gavel, 617-495-1115, doug_gavel@hks.harvard.edu Director of Media Relations, Harvard Kennedy School CAMBRIDGE MA— Nancy Gibbs, former Editor in Chief of Time, has been named a visiting member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and to the Edward…