News Business & Practices Research
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.
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.
By Michael Copps
Fall 2013 Fellow Michael Copps, former Federal Communications Commissioner, shares concerns and offers advice regarding government regulation of corporate media.
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…