In keeping with the DeWitt Wallace Center’s connection within the Sanford School of Public Policy, Center faculty focus research on problem-solving. Center faculty are involved in a multitude of individual, interdisciplinary, and inter-university areas of research on topics in service to society. For information on current research and publication activity by individual faculty members, please visit the Faculty News and Research page.
Center-wide, recent scholarship focuses on the following three areas of research:
Computational Journalism has the potential to strengthen investigative reporting by harnessing public data and documents for analysis. Journalists and computer scientists are working together to develop free and open-source reporting tools for accountability reporting. For more on research activities in this area, visit the Computational Journalism research page.
Investigative Reporting and Accountability Coverage has historically held institutions accountable through the daily monitoring of beat reporting and deep digging of investigative reporting. Center faculty are exploring ways to preserve and protect this critical function of journalism. For more on research activities in this area, visit the Investigative Reporting and Accountability Coverage research page.
New Economic Models of Journalism are emerging as the industry responds to fundamental financial and structural challenges. DeWitt Wallace researchers, together with leaders from disparate backgrounds, have been exploring market-based, nonprofit and public policy solutions that will sustain the production and distribution of news about public affairs. For more on research activities in this area, visit the Economic Models of Journalism research page.