Journalism

Socially Engaged Storytelling
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Socially Engaged Storytelling

Photographer and videographer LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her work documenting her own family as well as people in Flint, Michigan and how art can be used to enact social change.

Righting the Record
Politics

Righting the Record

Conservative New York Times columnist Ross G. Douthat ‘02 and historian Donald T. Critchlow led a panel discussion on women’s roles, family values, homosexuality, and reproductive policy at the Knafel Center Monday afternoon. The Schlesinger Library hosted the event as a part of an initiative to create a more complete and balanced history of our times.

Events

Fellows Use Postcards to Humanize Victims of Ukrainian Conflict

Their project, which sends postcards to individuals around the world containing idyllic photos of Donetsk, Ukraine juxtaposed with death notices, has sought to raise awareness of lost lives in Ukraine.

Religion

Nieman Fellow Delves Into Difficulties of Reporting on Religion

Washington Post religion journalist and current Nieman fellow Michelle Boorstein described the difficulties journalists who report on religion face.

Media and the Election
On Campus

Media and the Election

Former White House Correspondent and current IOP fellow Ann Compton speaks with former CBS reporter Bob L. Schieffer and moderator Nicco Mele on media’s changing role in the 2016 election.

“Blood on the Fields”
University

Star Studded Cast of Journalists, Artists, Celebrate Pulitzer Centennial

Some of journalism's biggest names commanding the nation’s most pressing news stories, along with dozens of renowned writers and artists, flocked Sanders Theatre this weekend for a star studded celebration of the Pulitzer Prize’s 100-year anniversary.

The Nieman Foundation
Nieman Foundation

The Nieman Foundation

The Nieman Foundation announced on Tuesday that 24 journalists, ranging from reporters, filmmakers, and news executives, have been admitted to the Nieman Fellows’ class of 2017.

The Nieman Foundation
University

Washington Post's Rezaian Named Among 2017 Nieman Fellows

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism announced Tuesday that 24 journalists have been selected for the 2017 class of Nieman Fellows, ranging from reporters and filmmakers, to news executives.

Harvard Kennedy School

Shorenstein Center Panel Recognizes Investigative Journalism

Five finalists and the winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism discussed their projects and perspectives in front of a crowded room at the Kennedy School.

Goldsmith Career Award
Harvard Kennedy School

Goldsmith Career Award

Walter Issacson gives the keynote address at the Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism hosted by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy on Thursday evening evening. Issacson, who is also a Harvard Overseer, accepted the 2016 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

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.