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About Journalist's Resource

Journalist’s Resource is a project of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. The research arm of the project is based at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, which is part of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

For all Journalist’s Resource inquiries, contact Denise Ordway.

Our address is 79 JFK Street, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138. Journalist’s Resource is located on the second floor of the Taubman building, in Suite 273. Phone: 617-496-9068.

Project team:

Tom Patterson (Shorenstein Center, Martha Stewart)

Thomas E. Patterson, Acting Director, Shorenstein Center; Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press. He is author of the 2013 book Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism. His earlier book on the media’s political role, Out of Order, received the American Political Science Association’s Graber Award as the best book of the decade in political communication. His book The Vanishing Voter looked at the causes and consequences of electoral participation. Twitter: @tompharvard.

Nancy Palmer (Shorenstein Center, Martha Stewart)

Nancy Palmer, Executive Director, Shorenstein Center. She has administrative responsibility for the daily operations of the Center. Nancy is editor of the book Terrorism, War and the Press. Twitter: @npalmerrothman.


Leslie Macmillan, Reporter/Editor. She joined Journalist’s Resource in 2016 and is also a freelance reporter who writes for the New York Times, the Guardian, Esquire, High Country News, the Harvard Gazette and other news outlets. She covers mostly environmental topics and was a regular contributor to the NY Times Green Blog before it was shuttered in 2013. Twitter: @leslieannmac.

Denise-Marie Ordway

Denise-Marie Ordway, Reporter/Editor. She joined Journalist’s Resource in 2015 after working as a reporter for multiple daily newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has received several national journalism awards and was named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013. She spent the 2014-15 academic year as a Fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Twitter: @deniseordway.

John Wihbey (Shorenstein Center, Martha Stewart)

John Wihbey, is a consultant to Journalist’s Resource, having served as managing editor and assistant director for the project from 2011 to 2015. He is currently an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Twitter: @wihbey

Donna Tremonte, Web developer

Kathryn M. Barker, Researcher. She is a doctoral student at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Justin Feldman, Researcher. He is a doctoral student at the Harvard School of Public Health.

2015-16 research assistant team:

Pooja Gupta, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Chaz Kelsh, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Uzra Khan, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Lauren Leatherby, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Devon Maylie, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Farah Qureshi, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Vyasan Radhakrishnan, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Natasha Sokol, Shorenstein graduate researcher
Rachael Stephens, Shorenstein graduate researcher


Partner schools:

Annenberg School of Journalism
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

College of Communication, University of Texas
Austin, Texas

College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
New York, N.Y.

Graduate School of Journalism, University of California
Berkeley, California

Medill School, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Missouri School of Journalism
University of Missouri, Columbia

Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland, College Park

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University, Tempe