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

Emily Steel reflects on #MeToo and the reporting that got Bill O’Reilly fired

Steel, a business reporter at The New York Times, visited Duke University Feb. 26 to give the 2018 James D. Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism.

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2017 Melcher Award winners announced

Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi '17 has won the latest Melcher Family Award for Excellence in Journalism, which annually recognizes an undergraduate writer at Duke for the best journalistic piece produced in the past year.

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The Story of DeWitt Wallace: The Original Aggregator

The Legacy of DeWitt and Lila Wallace