Shorenstein Center

Rural broadband in the time of coronavirus

If rural America returns to broadband as usual, it will mean public institutions like libraries sometimes serving as the only broadband link for communities.

The Right Way to Regulate Digital Platforms

Based on growing signs that platforms are tipping toward monopoly in key market functions, it is very likely that antitrust is not enough of a solution without targeted regulation that opens markets to new competition. Perhaps the most important c

Streaming War Won, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the News

News is the killer app — and will be key to winning the streaming war.

Time to Fix It: Developing Rules for Internet Capitalism

It is time for the technology industry to compromise on regulations — specifically around privacy, competition, and operational openness. Responsible corporate action must now extend beyond the voluntary commitments that have governed the first de

News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Reporters quoted Trump more often about Clinton’s policies than they quoted her

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, and whether this coverage, which was overwhelmingly negative, bes

News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Horse Race Reporting Has Consequences

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 presidential primary races and how it affected the candidates’ chances of winning the nomination, concluding that