Mark Halperin, Ellen Goodman Among Spring Shorenstein Fellows at Harvard

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Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, and Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, are among the spring class of fellows announced Monday by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Halperin, who founded and edits “The Note” on, will be a joint visiting fellow with Harvard’s Institute of Politics and the Shorenstein Center. Goodman will be a Goldsmith Fellow, researching a new gender gap in the news media and the Internet.

Among the other fellows:

-Linda Douglass, former chief Capitol Hill correspondent at ABC News. She will be the first Kalb Fellow, looking at network and cable news coverage of the immigration debate.

-Michael Maier, founder and chief executive officer of the German company Blogform Publishing. He will be the Sagan Fellow, looking at changes in the media industry and in politics due to blogs and other new media.

-Elizabeth Stein, a doctoral student in political science at UCLA. She will research political activists’ use of the media to gauge government tolerance and the risk of participating in anti-government activities.

Mark McKinnon, chief media adviser to President Bush during the 2000 and 2004 elections, will be an adjunct lecturer in public policy. He will teach “Modern Political Communications: From the White House to the Blogosphere.”

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