March 16-18, 2017, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard hosted an intensive training workshop for journalists on covering housing and related issues. Our goal was to bring together a diverse group of reporters, academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help journalists deepen their reporting skills and expand their thinking around housing issues and how they intersect with all beats.
The workshop was made possible with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and with assistance from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ann Marie Lipinski, curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
Ianna Kachoris, senior program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and manager of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities research initiative
Shaun Donovan, former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama and secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2009-2014, in conversation with Ann Marie Lipinski
Q&A with Shaun Donovan
Friday, March 17, 2017
Overview/Key Issues in Housing
Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
The View From Washington: Issues in the New Administration
Scott Keller, partner at Horne LLP, who served as a senior advisor to Donald Trump’s presidential transition team and Dr. Ben Carson
Michael Stegman, fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
Diane Yentel, president and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Moderator: Chris Herbert
The View Beyond Washington: Perspectives from the State, Regional and Neighborhood Levels
Chris Krehmeyer, president and CEO, Beyond Housing
Nadeem Mazen, city councilor, Cambridge, Mass.
Aaron Gornstein, president and CEO, Preservation of Affordable Housing
Moderator: Erika Poethig, Institute Fellow and director of urban policy initiatives at The Urban Institute
How Housing Intersects with Other Beats
Dr. Megan Sandel, associate director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center; principal investigator with Children’s Health Watch; associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Ingrid Gould Ellen, professor of urban policy and planning at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and faculty director of the NYU Furman Center
Kate Walz, director of the Housing Justice program, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law