News Business & Practices Research
By David Ensor
A paper by David Ensor, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2015) and former director of the Voice of America (VOA), makes the case for protecting and strengthening VOA as an independent journalistic voice in order to increase American soft power. VOA’s…
The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rise of Open News Platforms: The Twisty Path towards a Net Ecosystem That Makes News More Discoverable, Reusable, and RelevantJuly 10, 2015, 12:00 pm
By David Weinberger
A paper by David Weinberger, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center, explores the successes, challenges and opportunities for news organizations using APIs. An API (application programming interface) enables websites and applications to talk to…
By William E. Buzenberg
A paper by William E. Buzenberg, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, explores the need for and impact of international collaborations among news outlets. Buzenberg argues that although our world – and…
By John M. Geddes
A paper by John M. Geddes, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014) and former managing editor of The New York Times explores the disruption of the news industry through the lens of technology reporters. A transformative wave washed over the world…
Stickier News: What Newspapers Don’t Know about Web Traffic Has Hurt Them Badly – But There is a Better WayApril 3, 2015, 10:05 am
By Matthew Hindman
A paper by Matthew Hindman, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014) and Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, examines why local newspapers are falling behind in online audience growth and how they…
By Neal Gabler
A paper by Neal Gabler, former Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2011), author and film critic, examines the quantity and nature of media coverage of Edward Kennedy over the course of his political career. Gabler analyzed press coverage of Edward M….
By Yavuz Baydar
A paper by Yavuz Baydar, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014), and columnist, blogger, and co-founder of the Platform for Independent Journalism (P24), examines current threats to freedom of the press in Turkey. Although imprisonment of journalists has declined in Turkey, 2014…
By Jill Dougherty
A new paper by Jill Dougherty, Spring 2014 Fellow and former CNN Moscow bureau chief, traces the shift in Russia’s ideology and its effect on media coverage of the Ukraine conflict.
By Steve Oney
A new paper by Steve Oney, author of And the Dead Shall Rise, tells the story of the creation of National Public Radio, and how its philosophy was shaped in its early days, with a unique focus on content quality over broadcasting techniques. The paper is an excerpt of a forthcoming book to be published by Simon & Schuster.
The Challenges of Democratizing News and Information: Examining Data on Social Media, Viral Patterns and Digital InfluenceJune 6, 2014, 2:23 pm
By John Wihbey
A new paper by John Wihbey, Managing Editor of Journalist’s Resource, provides a new perspective on the promise that digital technologies and social networks hold for the further democratization of media.