Policy-Focused Journalism

General News & Commentary

Sign up for individual accounts for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times with your HKS e-mail address and Harvard Key! Check our Top News Sources and Magazines page for detailed instructions. 
For other newspapers, try our news aggregator databases:
Other popular news sources available include: 

Policy-Focused Podcasts

Podcasts from the Harvard Kennedy School 

HKS and its centers and faculty produce a variety of policy-focused podcasts, including the HKS PolicyCast. The latest episodes of all HKS podcasts are featured on the HKS Research page on this research guide. 

Brookings Cafeteria

Brookings Institution editor Fred Drews speaks with experts and policymakers about current affairs and ideas. 

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The Current 

Short commentary and explainers on the policy implications of current events from affiliates of the Brookings Institution. 

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Policy Currents

Weekly podcast from the RAND Corporation. 

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Call with the Experts

Recordings of interviews with experts at the RAND Corporation on a wide range of policy issues. 

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Gov Innovator: Insights for Results-Focused Public Leaders

Interviews and conversations with policy scholars and public administration leaders on a wide range of policy topics, hosted by HKS alumnus Andy Feldman.

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The Weeds

From Vox Media, The Weeds podcast features in-depth discussions about contemporary politics and policy with Vox journalists and select guests; hosted by Matthew Yglesias. 

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Left, Right & Center

Weekly podcast from Los Angeles-based KCRW radio that bills itself as a "civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy, and pop culture. Host Josh Barro brings together policymakers and experts representing views from both sides of the political spectrum to discuss the issues of the day. 

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Pod Save America

Semi-weekly conversations on American politics and policy hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor, all alumni of the Obama administration. 

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Race in American Public Policy

From the Brookings Institution, a series of videos on the persistence of racial inequities in U.S. public policy. 

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