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

Analyzing the art of the "muscle paragraph"

Reporters' Lab director Bill Adair and student researcher Julianna Rennie examine this new phenomenon created by coverage of President Trump.

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Jim Margolis reflects on lessons from 2016 election

Duke student Georgia Lala recaps a Sept. 8 event, co-sponsored by DeWitt Wallace, in which Clinton advisor Margolis discussed key takeaways from the election.

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The Story of DeWitt Wallace: The Original Aggregator

The Legacy of DeWitt and Lila Wallace