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Politics

Greenhouse Talks ‘He Said, She Said’ Journalism

The Pulitzer Prize winner said the media’s overemphasis on objectivity diminishes its ability to present issues accurately.

Endpaper

Write Yourself Out of this Box

​“You can write yourself out of anything,” I tell myself as a sort of mantra while I struggle to type up a simple, short lab report for my graduation-requirement science class, one that’s clearly designed for humanities majors but still manages to leave me with a backpack full of returned tests covered in inky red X’s.

2015 Nyhan Prize at the IOP
Politics

Lepore Challenges Premise of Polling in American Politics

While response rates to public opinion polls have plummeted from more than 90 percent in the 1930s to the low single digits today, professor Jill Lepore argued that polls are paradoxically affecting American elections more than ever.

A Post-Film Q&A
On Campus

Shorenstein Center Screens Documentary 'Dateline-Saigon'

“This is the best film about journalism in Vietnam that I’ve ever seen,” former CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer said during the discussion. “This is what real journalism is about and you saw it in this film tonight.”

Research

Shorenstein Center Names Fall Fellows

Three more journalists will join the Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy as fellows this fall.

Jorge Ramos
IOP

Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos, journalist, author, and television anchor for Univision and Fusion, discusses the future of journalism in the age of the internet. The talk was held at the JFK Jr. Forum Tuesday evening.

University Hall Protest
Music

Photos of the Day (04/14/2015)

Books

'After the Tall Timber' a Tall and Terrifying Collection

When Adler’s writing coheres into something merciless yet moral, centrist yet radical, it soars. “After the Tall Timber” is almost always an absorbing, enlivening read.

Faust and Wieseltier Discussion at Law School
Harvard Law School

Faust and Wieseltier Discussion at Law School

Harvard President Drew G. Faust, left, and Leon Wieseltier, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, discuss higher education, intellectualism, and the shake-up of the New Republic magazine.

Celebration Time
Crime

Photos of the Day (03/31/2015)

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.”

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes