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In a new polemic, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas Patterson calls for sweeping changes to the education of journalists and the practice of journalism. “In some ways, it amazes me some of the things that have fallen through the cracks in journalism,” said Patterson. “It’s an old problem, but I think there’s a new urgency.”


Why it’s time, author says, for journalism to raise its intellectual standards



The Hauser Center invited experts to address the question: “Are Arts Relevant in a 21st Century World?” Joining in the discussion were Carol Coletta (from left), president of ArtPlace, Dennis Scholl, vice president for the arts at the Knight Foundation, and Jim Bildner, a Hauser Center senior research fellow. “The idea of a national arts policy won’t originate from the Beltway,” Scholl said.

Art and cost

Future of funding at heart of Hauser Center’s study of six communities