Semester-long course on political reporting, including covering governance in the United States, the democratic process, and how to cover elections,
2016 study published in
The New England Journal of Medicine that investigates the link between Zika infection and fetal abnormalities, including microcephaly, in Brazil.
Semester-long course that offers aspiring journalists a strong foundation in ethical decision-making, with a focus on the challenges created by digital technology, social media and evolving newsgathering practices.
Fifteen-week course that gives aspiring visual journalists the opportunity to hone critical-thinking skills and devise strategies for addressing multimedia reporting’s ethical concerns.
After the 2015 death of the
New York Times media critic, we highlight his 2011 conversation with scholar danah boyd on the nature of media in the era of WikiLeaks and Occupy Wall Street.
2014 paper from Harvard's Shorenstein Center synthesizing a wide variety of industry data, surveys and academic literature to look at fundamental shifts in the media ecosystem.
Fall 2014 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including Charles M. Blow, Miriam Elder, Hendrik Hertzberg, Robin Sproul, Amy Walter and Charles Lewis.
Overview article that provides an introduction to the academic research world and explains how it can be leveraged by journalists.
Spring 2014 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including David Carr, Julia Angwin, Andrew Revkin, Deborah Amos, Brian McGrory, Ben Smith and Andrea Mitchell
Recent interviews with Journalist's Resource research director Thomas Patterson. Patterson is author of the forthcoming book
Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-based Journalism.
2014 roundup of recent Harvard Shorenstein Center events with the
New York Times' David Carr, BuzzFeed's Ben Smith and MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.
Semester-long course on how to fairly and ethically cover diverse communities, which can often include not only race and ethnicity, but also religion, sexual orientation, national origin and more.
2013 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including Bart Gellman, Maggie Haberman, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ethan Zuckerman, Chuck Todd and Joan Walsh.
2013 essay from BU professor Chris Daly's book
Covering America. He reviews the economics of the news business and key historical turning points.
Semester-long course on digital media and its impact on society, politics, journalism, privacy, law and the economy.