The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy is Duke University’s hub for the study of journalism. We study the interaction between news media and policy; we support watchdog and accountability reporting in the U.S. and around the world; and we teach about the media’s role in democracy.

About The Center

Fact-checking: the buried treasure of political news

Reporters' Lab co-director Mark Stencel and research coordinator Rebecca Iannucci assessed fact-checking at the state and local level during the 2016 election, with disconcerting results.

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Phil Bennett wins Emmy Award for PBS documentary

Bennett, a co-producer on the PBS FRONTLINE documentary "The Choice 2016," received an Emmy Award Oct. 5 for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary.

Read the News & Observer story

The Story of DeWitt Wallace: The Original Aggregator

The Legacy of DeWitt and Lila Wallace