Study Group with Arnon Mishkin: Reporting Facts While Making Money: The Polarization of Media

Date and time: 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm09/29/2021 5:00pm 09/29/2021 6:00pm Study Group with Arnon Mishkin: Reporting Facts While Making Money: The Polarization of Media

Join us on Wednesday, September 29 at 5:00pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Arnon Mishkin. 

Reporting Facts While Making Money: The Polarization of Media
Over the past thirty years, the news media in America has migrated from one-size-fits-all (most cities dominated by one newspaper, three TV networks with a nightly newscast, and popular weekly newsmagazines) to a panorama of outlets, often catering to a single, partisan viewpoint. We will discuss the role of economics (how outlets make money), technology (the opportunities/challenges of the growth of cable TV and the internet), but especially politics, on the emerging definitions of journalism. And we will ask whether the emergence of these types of media has caused polarization, exacerbated it, and at the same time  simply benefited from it.

Arnon will be joined by Amanda Bennett '75, Voice of America, Philadelphia Inquirer (2016-2020) and Bloomberg News

*RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/29. You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

*AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

*OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

*The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.

[RSVP to participate] Harvard Kennedy School, Conference Room L-163 & Virtual America/New_York public

Location: 

[RSVP to participate] Harvard Kennedy School, Conference Room L-163 & Virtual

Join us on Wednesday, September 29 at 5:00pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Arnon Mishkin. 

Reporting Facts While Making Money: The Polarization of Media
Over the past thirty years, the news media in America has migrated from one-size-fits-all (most cities dominated by one newspaper, three TV networks with a nightly newscast, and popular weekly newsmagazines) to a panorama of outlets, often catering to a single, partisan viewpoint. We will discuss the role of economics (how outlets make money), technology (the opportunities/challenges of the growth of cable TV and the internet), but especially politics, on the emerging definitions of journalism. And we will ask whether the emergence of these types of media has caused polarization, exacerbated it, and at the same time  simply benefited from it.

Arnon will be joined by Amanda Bennett '75, Voice of America, Philadelphia Inquirer (2016-2020) and Bloomberg News

*RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/29. You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

*AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

*OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

*The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.