Maria Ressa Commencement
Central Administration

‘Welcome to the Battlefield’: Maria Ressa Talks Tech, Fascism in Harvard Commencement Address

Journalist Maria A. Ressa warned Harvard graduates of impending fascism due to Big Tech in her Commencement address Thursday, imploring them to “choose their best self” in response.

Alice Stewart and Michael Oved
Student Groups

CNN Commentator, Harvard IOP Board Member Alice Stewart Remembered for ‘Extraordinary Commitment’ to Students

In the summer of 2023, Alice Stewart — a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who served on the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee — invited Abigail L. Carr ’25 to go on a walk near Stewart’s home in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Nieman Foundation

Harvard Nieman Foundation Selects 24 Journalists as 2025 Fellows

The Harvard Nieman Foundation for Journalism selected 24 journalists from across the globe to study and teach at Harvard for two semesters, the foundation announced on Friday.

IOP Forum World Order and Disorder

‘New Cold Wars’: NYT Journalist Talks U.S. Relations With China, Russia at IOP Forum

New York Times journalist David E. Sanger ’82 discussed what is at stake for the U.S. in relation to China and Russia’s ever-growing influence at an HKS Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.

Marty Baron IOP Forum
Student Life

Journalist and Editor Marty Baron Discusses State of Journalism at IOP Forum

Journalist Marty Baron, formerly an editor for The Boston Globe and executive editor of the Washington Post, discussed objective journalism, the state of mainstream media, and press coverage of elections at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.

Maria Ressa

Nobel Prize-Winning Journalist Maria Ressa Named Harvard 2024 Commencement Speaker

Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria A. Ressa will serve as the principal speaker at Harvard’s 373rd Commencement ceremony in late May, the University announced Tuesday.

Truth Trust and Democracy HKS Talk
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.

Barker Center
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.

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
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.

HKS Diversity Course
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.

Kristen Welker Courtesy

‘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.