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Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

Champions of the press

Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer, set to deliver Theodore H. White Lecture, make case for journalism as pillar of democracy

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Linda Greenhouse: “My opinion is my opinion, but I try to back it up with facts. You’re entitled to your opinion but not to your own facts.”

Crossing a line

Former Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse addresses the role of journalists as citizens

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Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times David Sanger (from left) moderated a panel on Iran that featured Harvard's R. Nicholas Burns and Matthew Bunn, along with William H. Tobey, a former deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Straight dealing

Though Iran nuclear agreement has flaws, U.S. focus now should be on enforcement, Kennedy School panel says

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Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (from left), former speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn, and former U.S. senator from North Carolina Kay Hagan are Spring 2015 Fellows at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

Three strong women

IOP fellows Coakley, Hagan, and Quinn talk candidly about politics, gender, and governing

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Three veteran war correspondents talk about the increasingly dangerous job of reporting from conflict zones. New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall (seated, left) has covered Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks.  Gall, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, is now the North Africa bureau chief for the Times.

Women at war

Veteran journalists discuss dangers, difficulties of reporting from conflict zones

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At Sanders Theatre, a panel of top female leaders examined the evolving role of women. Karen Gordon Mills (from left, photo 1) posed questions to Jill Abramson, Edith Cooper, and Janet Napolitano, following an introduction by Harvard University President Drew Faust (photo 2). Faust called the gathering a “critical conversation” about the challenges and opportunities women face today.
“What does power require of me beyond a thick skin?” she asked.

Power suits

Top women talk about being leaders, and what it takes to get there

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Harvard Business School students Amanda Burlison (left) and Alexandra Daum are co-presidents of the Women's Student Association, which has now begun including male members, known as "manbassadors," like Daniel Samit (center). “One of our goals is absolutely to give an outlet to men who are passionate and interested in getting involved,” said Burlison.

Men on a mission

Women’s Student Association at HBS enrolls men to help rethink gender issues

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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.”

Hard-pressed

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

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