Local journalism is in crisis, off and online. Years of downsizing in the face of digital disruption have weakened regional and local news organizations. The problem is growing worse, as advertising continues to shift in substantial measure to Facebook and Google.
Media soul-searching continues as editors and reporters from outlets from CNN to The Weekly Standard to The New York Times gathered at Harvard University for an event centered on the question of the role of journalism in a “post-truth era.”
This report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone and extremely light on policy. The...
In this paper Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard's Shorenstain Centre on Media, Politics and Public Policy, explains mobile’s limitations as a means of news consumption and its implications for an informed citizenry.