Shorenstein Center announces spring 2017 fellows

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The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2017 fellows.

“Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaigns in American history, our spring fellows will bring true insight to the turbulent times our politics and our media face,” said Center Director Nicco Mele. “From the role of media in political polarization to the press coverage of international refugee and migrant issues, we look forward to our fellows’ contributions to the Kennedy School community and the world at large.”

These distinguished leaders in journalism, technology and political communication will be joining Richard Stengel, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, through May 2017.

Joan Shorenstein Fellows

  • Adam J. Berinsky is a professor of political science at MIT.
  • Helen Boaden is the director of BBC Radio.
  • Farai Chideya has covered every election since 1996 for outlets including CNN, NPR, and, in 2016, FiveThirtyEight, where she is a senior writer.
  • Zack Exley is a political and technology consultant who worked as a senior advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Entrepreneurship Fellow

  • Meighan Stone is president of the Malala Fund, working with 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai to empower girls globally.