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June 9, 2022
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in this series to elicit feedback and to encourage debate on important issues and challenges in …

Ethical Scaling for Content Moderation: Extreme Speech and the (In)Significance of Artificial Intelligence Read More »

March 11, 2022
Faculty, fellows, and researchers from across the Shorenstein Center are focusing on the war in Ukraine. They are helping to understand the role of disinformation and media manipulation tactics on the war and coverage of it, how a free and independent press is essential to understanding conflict, how people can communicate through the fog of …

Research and Resources on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Read More »

February 15, 2022
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in this series to elicit feedback and to encourage debate on important issues and challenges in …

Disrupted media – disrupted academy: Rethinking African j-schools Read More »

February 4, 2022
The COVID States Project is a nationwide, 50-state survey of opinions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been in the field regularly since March, 2020. It is run by a multi-university collaboration including Harvard Kennedy School, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Harvard Medical School, and Northwestern University. The Kennedy School’s Marvin Kalb Professor of Global …

The COVID States Project Survey of U.S. Pandemic Opinions Read More »

January 27, 2022
Julia Minson, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Shorenstein Center resident faculty member, and Dr. Frances Chen, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, recently published a new study in the Personality and Social Psychology Review on receptiveness to opposing views – or as the …

New study on receptiveness to opposing views Read More »

November 18, 2021
Authors Mike Beaudet is a professor of the practice at Northeastern University School of Journalism and an investigative reporter at WCVB- TV Boston. Contact: m.beaudet@northeastern.edu John Wihbey is an associate professor of journalism and media innovation at Northeastern, a faculty affiliate at Northeastern’s Ethics Institute, and a former Research Associate and Assistant Director at the …

The Case for Video Animation in Local TV News: Summary Report for Newsrooms Read More »

November 12, 2021
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in this series to elicit feedback and to encourage debate on important issues and challenges …

Telling stories about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic: An investigation of biases in the international news media Read More »

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October 12, 2021
By: Craig I. Forman, Schuster Media and Technology Fellow The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in this series to elicit feedback and …

Solutions to America’s Local Journalism Crisis: Consolidated Literature Review Read More »

September 24, 2021
On Thursday, July 15th, 2021, Harvard Shorenstein Center and Rita Allen Foundation Fellow, Kathy Pham, was invited to a meeting with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and five other business and technology leaders, on the occasion of the Chancellor’s visit to Washington, DC. Pham was invited to the meeting for her expertise on product and society, …

Shorenstein Fellow Kathy Pham talks tech with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel Read More »

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September 8, 2021
Written just prior to the Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan, this new report from Shorenstein Center Fellow Samiullah Mahdi provides an overview of the media landscape in Afghanistan, and the threats to and opportunities for press freedom in the region.