News Business & Practices Research
By John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz, and Paul Sagan
Riptide, an important new website and paper by Shorenstein Center Fellows John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz and Paul Sagan, chronicles the digital disruption of the news business from 1980 to the present.
By Peter Hamby
In a new paper released by the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, Spring 2013 Fellow Peter Hamby, who covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential races for CNN, examines the challenges of reporting on a modern political race in today’s volatile online media ecosystem.
By Renée Loth
A paper by Fall 2011 Fellow Renée Loth.
By Bob Calo
Bob Calo Shorenstein Center Goldsmith Fellow, Spring 2011 Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt: Journalists, by and large, regard the “crisis” as something that happened to them, and not anything they did. It was…
By Sandy Rowe
Sandy Rowe Shorenstein Center Knight Fellow, Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Former editor, The Oregonian, Portland Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt: Anyone who thinks there’s an easy rescue in sight for rebuilding local investigative reporting capacity is wrong. Newspapers,…
From Natural Disaster and Social Crisis to Great Success of the Olympic Games: Transparent Governance and Foreign Correspondents in China in 2008January 1, 2011, 2:10 pm
By Steven Guanpeng Dong
A paper by Steven Guanpeng Dong, spring 2010 fellow, takes an in‐depth look at the media policy that altered events that happened in China in 2008 and the impact these events had on the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist…
By Gene Gibbons
Gene Gibbons Shorenstein Center Goldsmith Fellow, Spring 2010 Former Executive Editor, Stateline.org Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt Introduction I borrowed a wonderful quote from Ross Ramsey, managing editor of The Texas Tribune, for the title of this discussion paper….
By Deborah Amos
Deborah Amos Shorenstein Center Goldsmith Fellow, Spring 2010 Correspondent, National Public Radio Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt Abstract After the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003, Iraq’s news media environment transformed almost overnight from the tightly controlled propaganda…
The Power of TV News: An Insider’s Perspective on the Launch of BBC Persian TV in the Year of the Iranian UprisingFebruary 1, 2010, 4:07 pm
By Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams Shorenstein Center Fellow, Fall 2009 Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Region, BBC Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt Introduction “Well, of course you’re from MI6. You’re a spy.” … “Pass the pomegranate juice, please.” The accusation was made to…
By Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell Sagan Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Fall 2009 Leader of News Transformation & International Programs, The Poynter Institute Read the full paper (PDF). Excerpt Summary This paper concludes that it’s too soon in journalism’s chaotic transition from analog to digital…