Through the The James D. Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism, the DeWitt Wallace Center invites widely respected media leaders to Duke University to discuss issues associated with ethics and values in media.

The Ewing lectures are endowed by James D. Ewing, who was publisher emeritus of The Keene Sentinel in New Hampshire and vice chairman and co-founder of the Center for Foreign Journalists in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Ewing endowed this annual lecture to provide a forum for defining and exploring those principles that should guide journalists and news executives, and those who interact with them, in their daily work.

In considering whom to invite for the Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism each year, the DeWitt Wallace Center looks to individuals who are widely respected not only for the high-caliber of their work in communications, but for the lasting values that it imparts for future generations.

2017 Ewing Lectures

March 1, 2017Fox News and the Rise of Alternative Facts

Gabriel Sherman, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine, will deliver the 2017 Ewing Lecture on March 1, 2017. Sherman is the author of the book "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News-and Divided a Country." ### Ted Koppel, author of “Lights Out,” senior contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” and long-time anchor of CBS News "Nightline" will deliver a second Ewing Lecture on Wednesday March 8, 2017. Koppel's address on "Trust and the Future of Journalism" will start at 6 to 7 pm at the Fuqua School of Business, McClendon Auditorium.

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