Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows are nonresident advisers who provide thought leadership to Fletcher’s Murrow Center and serve as a resource for students and faculty. A group of experts working in the fields of media, cyberspace, journalism, digital technology, and public diplomacy, Murrow Fellows lend their advice and insights to the Center’s activities.

Senior Fellows contribute to The Murrow Center in a variety of ways:

  • Advise the Director of The Murrow Center, Dean of The Fletcher School, and other senior leadership on new trends, technologies, and opportunities in the relevant industries and disciplines
  • Meet with Fletcher students and faculty to share experiences, research, and approaches through both formal and informal speaking engagements, salon-style roundtable discussions, and workshops
  • Engage with a Fellow network of high-level peers crossing sectors and borders

Senior Fellows are helping The Murrow Center to answer key questions and suggesting new lines of inquiry, including: What are the implications of disruptive digital innovators chipping away at the institutions that defined international affairs in the 20th century? How does public diplomacy move from communicating and framing public policy to actively engaging in the digital space? What is the impact of mainstream news media’s loss of control over information access and distribution?

Adam Goodman, The Victory Group’s principal creative, media and     communications strategist, has been producing nationally-recognized, award   winning work for issue, candidate and corporate campaigns across America for 38 years. Credited by Fox News with sculpting “a GOP road map to success”  in 2014, Goodman’s film and television work has been honored throughout the   industry with Addys, Tellys, Hermes and Pollies. In 2016 he received praise  for his detailed predictions on how Donald Trump would win the White House.

A frequent commentator and analyst on national cable and broadcast news   (Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC and others), and often cited by national   publications from The Wall Street Journal and New York Times to National Journal, Politico, and GQ, Goodman is currently a regular columnist Florida’s leading newspaper (The Tampa Bay Times) and occasionally writes for Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, The Washington Times and others.

A graduate of Haverford College (B.A. - History), Goodman has lectured frequently on college campuses across the country from Williams College and George Washington University, to the University of Florida.

In 2013, Goodman was officially appointed to the Florida Film Commission by Florida Speaker Will Weatherford in recognition of his “experience and expertise” in the film and television production industries. Last year, he was appointed to serve on the Board of the Florida Domestic Violence Coalition.

Richard Chacón oversees all aspects of local radio and digital news content for WBUR, Boston’s leading public radio station. His responsibilities include editorial and strategic leadership of the WBUR news department, staffing, budgeting and story development for daily news programs and special projects.
Richard’s career includes more than 20 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism, public affairs, politics and government.
As a journalist, Richard has worked at The Boston Globe, where he covered Boston City Hall and higher education and was the Latin America bureau chief, based in Mexico City. He also served as deputy foreign affairs editor and as ombudsman. In addition, he has worked at New York Newsday, WCVB-TV in Boston and KTSM in his native El Paso, Texas.
In 2006, Richard served as director of communications for Deval Patrick’s gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts, and later served in the governor’s office as director of policy and then as executive director of the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. He also served as a speechwriter in the New York City mayor’s office under David Dinkins and later as deputy media director for the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
Richard received a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 2004 and an Eisenhower Fellowship in Brazil and Germany in 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s College of Communication and master’s degrees in public administration and in journalism from Columbia University.