Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eugene Patterson, who played an influential role in the formative days of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and its DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, died Saturday, January 12. The University pays tribute to Mr. Patterson in a DukeToday article. The Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, currently held by Philip Bennett, was established in 1990 by the Poynter Foundation to honor Patterson, whose “life and career have exemplified the values of a free and critical press and have made a vital contribution to this American institution; and a major force behind the founding and continuing development of the Center.”
Computational JournalismComputational Journalism has the potential to strengthen investigative reporting by harnessing public data and documents for analysis. Journalists and computer scientists are working together to develop free and open-source reporting tools for accountability reporting.
New Economic Models for JournalismDeWitt Wallace researchers, together with leaders from disparate backgrounds, are exploring market-based, nonprofit and public policy solutions that will sustain the production and distribution of news about public affairs.
Investigative Reporting and Accountability CoverageJournalists have historically held institutions accountable through the daily monitoring of beat reporting and deep digging of investigative reporting. Center faculty are exploring ways to preserve and protect this critical function of journalism.
Twitter Lists featuring Duke-affiliated journalists
Duke Chronicle, official Duke Chronicle website
Duke Alumni in the Media, curated by Duke News
Duke People, curated by Zach Tracer, T’11, formerly a Chronicle reporter, now at Bloomberg News.
Chron, curated by Laura Keeley, T’11, formerly a Chronicle reporter, now at St. Petersburg Times.