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Harvard Kennedy School

Experts Discuss Social Media Regulation, Decline of Local News at HKS Event

Experts in online communications and privacy spoke about social media platform regulation and the decline of local news at an event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday.

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Humanities Division

Author Alma Guillermoprieto Talks Language and Cultural Identity at Harvard Writers Speak Conversation

Authors Alma Guillermoprieto and Valeria Luiselli discussed cultural identity, language, and portrayals of violence in literature and journalism at a Thursday speaker event hosted by the Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center.

IOP Fellows Fall 2023

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Eight Others to Join Harvard’s Institute of Politics as Fall 2023 Fellows

Former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice and eight other politicians and political journalists will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced in a press release Wednesday.

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Student Groups

Dozens of Student Editors for Harvard Kennedy School Policy Journals Call on Dean to Reinstate Their Publications

Dozens of students affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School’s student-run policy journals signed on to an open letter last week calling on HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to reinstate 14 student policy journals as independent student organizations.

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Student Groups

Harvard Kennedy School Will Merge its Student-Run Policy Journals. Some Student Editors Say They Won’t Return.

Harvard Kennedy School will eliminate its 14 student-run policy journals and consolidate them under one umbrella “HKS Student Policy Review,” a decision that has led to concern among some current and former HKS students.

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‘First Draft of History’: Kristen Welker ’98 Charts Path from Crimson Reporting to White House

Leading the crowd of reporters in the White House briefing room, Kristen Welker ’98 sat in the front row, poised to ask about the ongoing fight over the debt limit and budget deal.

Decherd Gala

Robert W. Decherd ’73, Titan in Texas Journalism, Reflects on Changing Media Landscape

Fifty years ago, as Robert W. Decherd ’73 stood with his fellow editors at The Crimson’s centennial celebration, he said that the event “has meant more in an institutional way than any Harvard Reunion or office party ever could.” Now, as Decherd returns to Harvard for his 50th reunion, he remains convinced.

Fall in Harvard Yard

Journalist Mary Louise Kelly ’93 to Speak at Harvard Alumni Day

Mary Louise Kelly ’93, the co-host of NPR’s flagship news program All Things Considered, will speak at the second annual Harvard Alumni Day event in June, the University announced Monday afternoon.

CGIS South

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Anne Applebaum Discusses Russian Occupation of Ukraine at HURI Event

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne E. Applebaum discussed her experiences reporting on regions of Ukraine occupied by Russia at the annual Petryshyn Memorial Lecture held by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

Berkman Klein Talk

Journalists and Activists Discuss Gender-Based Harassment at Harvard Berkman Klein Center Panel

Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society hosted a panel of journalists and activists for a conversation Thursday on gender-based harassment in journalism.

Polling HKS Profs
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Hosts Panel Featuring Six Investigative Journalists in Running for Goldsmith Prize

The Harvard Kennedy School hosted a virtual panel featuring the six finalists of the 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting Wednesday afternoon.

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Journalist Sewell Chan ’98 Elected Chief Marshal of Alumni

Sewell Chan ‘98, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, was elected to serve as this year’s chief marshal for the class of ’98, according to a press release earlier this month.

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Harvard Law School

Journalist, Academic Baba Galleh Jallow Named Inaugural Harvard Law School Fisher Fellow

Journalist and academic Baba Galleh Jallow will join Harvard Law School as its inaugural Roger D. Fisher fellow this summer, the school announced in a press release last week.

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Harvard Kennedy School Professor’s Research Shows Radio Stations Can Fill Local News Gaps

Radio stations could potentially fill the gap in local news left by the decline of the newspaper — but only if they are given more funding, according to a study by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas E. Patterson published last week.

She Said IOP Forum

New York Times Reporter Jodi Kantor, Actress Ashley Judd Discuss the #MeToo Movement at Harvard IOP

New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor and actress Ashley Judd talked about the making of the ground-breaking investigative story that amplified the #MeToo movement during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday.