What Matters to Kids: Children & the News

Richard Weissbourd
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jill Abramson
Former Executive Editor, The New York Times
Noah Oppenheim
President, NBC News   
Sacha Pfeiffer
Journalist, The Boston Globe
Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Journalist and Radio Host  
James Steyer
Founder & CEO, CommonSense.org 
Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Richard Weissbourd
Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Nicco Mele (moderator)
Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderator Nicco Mele, Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy, was joined onstage Thursday night with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor, The New York Times, Noah Oppenheim, President, NBC News, Sacha Pfeiffer, Journalist, The Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Journalist and Radio Host, James Steyer Founder & CEO, CommonSense.org Adjunct Professor, Stanford University, and Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education. The discussion revolved around the impact of the news on children, especially how kids are impacted psychologically and the changing role of the media in presenting news and stories with a new, younger demographic. The panelists also took questions from the audience regarding credibility of the media and its newfound impact in shaping public perception.

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy