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Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards
Books

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards

Alex S. Jones, the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, moderates the annual Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism celebrating works that encourage improved debate about public service and government. Jones, who will retire in July, moderated the awards for the last time as the director of the Shorenstein Center.

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards
IOP

Miami Herald Awarded Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The award celebrates journalists who promote "effective and ethical conduct of government" by exposing both corrupt and commendable government performance.

Goldsmith Book Awards
Crime

Photos of the Day (03/03/2015)

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting
Harvard Kennedy School

Washington Post Reporter Discusses Unrest in Ferguson

Wesley Lowery, who was named the 2014 Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, moved to Ferguson in August to cover the events that unfolded in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown.

Buzzfeed article
FlyBy Blog

12 Things Only People Who Write For BuzzFeed Will Understand

If you’ve been on Facebook at all in the past 24 hours (which, based on procrastination habits, you probably have), then you might have seen Buzzfeed’s latest listicle: “22 Things Only People Who Went to Harvard Will Understand.”

Alex Jones on Media and Democracy
Journalism

Shorenstein Director Discusses the Future of Journalism

The director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center discussed the role of the media in democracy Wednesday night.

Press and Politics Two
Harvard Kennedy School

Media Landscape Brightening, Veteran Journalists Say

Veteran Journalists Mark E. Halperin ’87 and John Heilemann, spoke about the brightening future of journalism at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday night.

Brokaw at the IOP
IOP

Brokaw Shares Berlin Wall Stories at IOP

Tom Brokaw—the only network anchor who reported live from Brandenburg Gate the night of Nov. 9, 1989—shared memories of witnessing the historic event on Tuesday.

Jeffrey Goldberg HKS Talk
Harvard Kennedy School

Goldberg Paints Dire Picture of Middle East Journalism

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has broken the previously “unwritten rule” that terror organizations generally refrain from killing foreign journalists, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg argued Tuesday.

Alexandra Petri '10
Alumni

An Interview with Alexandra A. Petri

Alexandra A. Petri ’10, a comedic op-ed writer on The Washington Post, talks to FM about Hasty Pudding puns, her favorite humorists, and life metaphors.

Science

15Q: Jonathan Eig, Author of 'The Birth of the Pill'

Sex: college students are pretty much always thinking, talking about, and (sometimes) doing it. That hasn’t always been the case. Recently journalist Jonathan Eig spoke at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School about his new book, “The Birth of the Pill.” The story of the birth control pill’s invention is riddled with twists, turns, dashing characters, and plenty of sexual activity. FM’s conversation with Eig was less salacious, but no less salty or stimulating.

Partisan Media and Democracy Talk
Journalism

Partisan Media and Democracy Talk

Matthew Gentzkow, professor at University of Chicago, speaks about his work on the history of newspapers in the United States on Monday afternoon in the Science Center

Segments to Algorithms
SEAS

Times Data Scientist Highlights Importance of User Data

Christopher H. Wiggins, chief data scientist at The New York Times, said the role of a data scientist is especially important as the journalism industry adjusts to changes to its business model.

Melissa Harris-Perry
Politics

MSNBC Host Advocates Political Inclusivity

Nearly 400 attendees crowded into the Radcliffe Institute’s Knafel Center to hear Harris-Perry’s talk, given as this year’s Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture.

Scott Poulson-Bryant
House Life

Tutor, Journalist, or Grad Student?

I meet Scott Poulson-Bryant in Kirkland dining hall as he’s finishing up lunch with a couple of students. He lingers for a few seconds, offering his final words to the conversation before directing his attention to me.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction