News Business & Practices Research

Stickier News: What Newspapers Don’t Know about Web Traffic Has Hurt Them Badly – But There is a Better Way

April 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…

The Press and Edward Kennedy: A Case Study of Journalistic Behavior

March 24, 2015, 4:22 pm
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….

The Newsroom as an Open Air Prison: Corruption and Self-Censorship in Turkish Journalism

March 7, 2015, 11:02 am
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…

The Challenges of Democratizing News and Information: Examining Data on Social Media, Viral Patterns and Digital Influence

June 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.

Who Gets a Press Pass? Media Credentialing Practices in the United States

June 5, 2014, 9:36 am
By Jeffrey Hermes, John Wihbey, Reynol Junco and Osman Tolga Aricak

A new report from the Digital Media Law Project and Journalist’s Resource explores media credentialing practices in the United States through a nationwide survey of more than 1,300 newsgatherers.

A Letter to Journalists from a Former FCC Commissioner

February 20, 2014, 2:01 pm
By Michael Copps

Fall 2013 Fellow Michael Copps, former Federal Communications Commissioner, shares concerns and offers advice regarding government regulation of corporate media.

RIPTIDE: What Really Happened to the News Business

September 8, 2013, 5:18 pm
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.

Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus?
Searching for a better way to cover a campaign

August 28, 2013, 5:11 pm
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.