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

Automated, live fact-checks during the State of the Union?

The Tech & Check Cooperative's first beta test of FactStream hopes to pull off automated fact-checking. Is that the "holy grail" for this corner of journalism?

Read the Nieman Lab story

A big year for fact-checking, but not for new U.S. fact-checkers

Following a historic pattern, the number of American media outlets verifying political statements dropped after last year's presidential campaign.

Read the Reporters' Lab story

The Story of DeWitt Wallace: The Original Aggregator

The Legacy of DeWitt and Lila Wallace