Knight Professor of Computational Journalism Bill Adair wants journalists to reimagine the way they tell news stories. He and some colleagues will discuss their ideas at the Online News Association Conference in September. In the meantime, read his insightful Poynter Online article and share your ideas at #structuredjournalism.
Professors Bill Adair (Public Policy, DWC) and Jun Yang (Computer Science) have teamed up to present DATA+JOURNALISM: A Speaker series. On January 27, Jeffrey Heer (Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; and Co-Founder, Trifacta) will speak. The series features journalists and computer scientists leading the national conversation about data and the reinvention of journalism. These campus talks explore a common challenge: how can we turn raw data in records, transcripts, tweets, and other artifacts of governing and human interactions into useful information and insights? Be sure to watch for upcoming notices about the series, funded by the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD). Contact Shelley Stonecipher for more information.
The DeWitt Wallace Center is proud to announce the publication of Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government. This volume is the result of a Duke/Oxford/Reuters Institute conference held in October 2012 with British and American journalists and scholars, who met to discuss government transparency and the media. Led by former DeWitt Wallace Center director and current Director of the Journalism Program at Stanford University James T. Hamilton, the book features chapters by former Washington Post managing editor and current DeWitt Wallace Center director Philip Bennett and former Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy and current New York Times reporter Sarah Cohen. While examining how transparency and open government initiatives have affected the accountability role of the press in the US and the UK in recent years, the book explores how policies in these two countries could change in the future to help journalists hold governments more accountable. Click here for further information about the book.
Former director of the CIA and NSA General Michael Hayden and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman discussed “Leakers or Whistleblowers? National Security Reporting in the Digital Age.” in front of a packed house on November 11th. This 2013 Robert R. Wilson Lecture was sponsored by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. Video of the event, which was moderated by Professor David Schanzer, can be watched on the Sanford School’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1ck4vJY
View Gellman’s articles and interviews. Read in-depth coverage here and here.