Global News & Technology Leadership in Challenging Times


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Maria Ressa
Mark Thompson
Richard Gingras
Craig Forman
Nancy Gibbs
Center for Public Leadership
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

The challenges facing global news-industry leaders have seldom been as great as today. Economic disruption, technology transformation and a frontal assault on an independent free press as 'enemies of the people' are creating unprecedented headwinds for news leaders. How do they lead in such tumultuous times? And where do they see opportunities for success beyond the current uncertainty?

Join Shorenstein Center Director and former TIME Editor in Chief Nancy Gibbs for a panel discussion with:

  • Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, CEO of Rappler, Fall 2021 Shorenstein Center Fellow and Center for Public Leadership Hauser Leader
  • Mark Thompson, former CEO of The New York Times Co., 
  • Richard Gingras, VP of News at Google, 
  • Craig Forman, former McClatchy Co. CEO, and Schuster Media and Technology Fellow at the Shorenstein Center 

Please RSVP by 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, November 7th. You must register using our RSVP link if you’d like the possibility of attending in person. We will notify you via email if you will be joining us in person or online. 

The Institute of Politics will be strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings including the Forum are closed to the general public and attendance will be limited to the 100-person posted room capacity. Harvard IDs and RSVPs are required for in-person attendance. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times, except for quick sips of beverages. Food will not be allowed in the venue.