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Jill Abramson
FAS

Former NYT Editor Jill Abramson Accused of Plagiarism, Admits Citation Errors

Allegations of plagiarism embroiled former New York Times Executive Editor and Harvard lecturer Jill E. Abramson ’76, whose latest book, “Merchants of Truth,” came under scrutiny from journalists Wednesday.

Linda J. Greenhouse '68
Politics

Pulitzer Prize Winner Linda Greenhouse Lectures on Supreme Court’s Role in Threatening Civil Society

Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard Law School lecturer Linda J. Greenhouse ’68 spoke to a packed room of University affiliates about the role of the Supreme Court in threatening civil society Wednesday evening.

Rama S. Mehta Lecture
On Campus

Africa Journalist Quist-Arcton talks Career, Female Empowerment at Radcliffe Institute

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, an award-winning Africa journalist, spoke about her career and female empowerment in Africa at the Radcliffe Institute Thursday.

Linda J. Greenhouse '68
Journalism

Linda J. Greenhouse ’68: ‘A Largely Exemplary Life’

Greenhouse says that acclimating to and excelling in The Crimson’s male-dominated newsroom was “a toughening exercise.”

Middle East Reporting
Journalism

Middle East Reporting

In Sever Hall, four prominent journalists named Michael Petrou, Jonathan Guyer, Izzy Finkel, and Sharaf al-Hourani spoke about the moral responsibiliies and challenges of reporting on Middle East news.

Sarah E. Lewis Instagram Takeover
Race

Harvard Prof. Sarah Lewis Takes Over New Yorker Photo Instagram

For each day of her four-day long takeover, Lewis posted pictures meant to be compelling and thought-provoking for a digital audience.

Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction
English

Journalists Debate Power of News Media

While Abramson said she remains a staunch believer in the power of news, Adams said that the public’s thirst for sensational material prevents it from actually improving society.

Events

China Experts Analyze 19th Party Congress

Chinese President Xi Jingping may continue to centralize his power even as the country’s ideological balance remains constant, experts predicted at the event.

A Calmes Conversation
On Campus

A Calmes Conversation

Jackie K. Calmes, the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, discusses the interaction between conservative media and national politics at the Kennedy School Tuesday afternoon.

A Calmes Conversation
Politics

LA Times Editor Warns of Conservative Media ‘Closed Loop’

The “closed loop” of conservative media has pushed the Republican Party farther to the right, argued Jackie K. Calmes, the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Radcliffe Institute

Woodruff and Ifill Receive Radcliffe Medal

Amid applause and light drizzle, journalists Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill received the Radcliffe Medal at the annual Radcliffe Day Ceremony Friday.

On Campus

Chicago Tribune Reporters Win Nieman Center Journalism Prize

The award honored journalists Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan for their work exposing abuse and neglect in Illinois group homes.

Politics

Amy Goodman Talks Media Bias At Book Talk

“I think the media can be the greatest force for peace on earth. Instead, all too often, it is wielded as a weapon of war," Goodman said.

Professor wins "genius" grant
Sociology

Sociology Professor Among Several Harvard Affiliates to Win Pulitzer Prize

Sociology professor Matthew S. Desmond was one of several Harvard affiliates to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, taking top honors in the “general nonfiction” category.

Politics

Fake News Research Guide Draws Ire from Conservatives

Right-wing news outlets are lambasting the Harvard Library’s online research guide “Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda” for linking to a site that they argue mislabels conservative news and research sources as illegitimate.

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