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“The Hunt for El Chapo” Named in Best of 2014

TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe's longform article featured in the May 5, 2014 issue of The New Yorker titled, "The Hunt for El Chapo," ranked at #4 among's top ten recommended articles of 2014. Radden Keefe's piece that looks deeply into the world's most powerful Mexican drug cartel was chosen among the 1,642 articles recommended.

We urge you to read the full longform piece.

Check out the other 9 recommended longform articles here.

Tags: longreads, el chapo, drug crime, drug cartels

The Century Foundation Announces the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award

November 3, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: The Century Foundation TOPICS: Additional Focus, News About TCF

The Century Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award. Each year, TCF will provide a stipend of $7,500 to support an individual under thirty years of age in the research and writing of a policy paper on a topic that is central to TCF’s agenda.

Tags: janice nittoli, forward thinking award, announcement

Beyond the PDF – Communicating Academic Research Digitally

Bulletin mentions The Century Foundation in a recent article discussing digital communications in academic research.


But the future of research communications undoubtedly lies in maximising the potential of what US think tank The Century Foundation calls (via the always excellent ‘digitally-native’ reports and stories – something that has become a key part of own work at Bulletin.
A lot of the most innovative digital storytelling techniques are coming courtesy of the media (with the New York Times blazing a trail) and the think tank sector, particularly in the United States. We are pushing UK universities to take note – if university research is to play a more influential role in shaping social and economic policy, and enriching our culture, then they need to make sure the way they tell their research stories is fit for the digital age.

Read the article here.

Tags: wonk comm, the century foundation, tcf, digital communication

The Political Currency of a Good Idea

July 1, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: Erin Nelson TOPICS: Additional Focus, News About TCF

Erin Nelson, TCF publications intern, made quite the discovery while sifting through archives at the New York Public Library. Edward Filene, TCF's founder, was ahead of his time when it came to understanding the global economy, Nelson writes. 

Tags: world war, think tanks, the century foundation, monetary system, international institutions, institute for international economics, governance, foreign policy, fiscal policy, edward filene

TCF President Janice Nittoli Announces Resignation

April 17, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: The Century Foundation TOPICS: Additional Focus, News About TCF

The Century Foundation announced today that Janice Nittoli, President of the organization, has resigned from her position for health reasons.


TCF Senior Fellow Barton Gellman Wins Third Pulitzer

April 14, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: The Century Foundation TOPICS: Foreign Policy, National Security, Additional Focus, News About TCF

Century Foundation senior fellow Barton Gellman shared journalism’s top prize today. The Pulitzer committee awarded its public service medal to The Washington Post and The Guardian for their respective coverage of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Gellman, who led the Post’s coverage, based much of his reporting on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor now living in exile in Russia.

Tags: washington post, pulitzer prizes, pulitzer, nsa, national security agency, national security, edward snowden, barton gellman, bart gellman


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