San Francisco Journalism Alumni Dinner

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bill Adair will join a group of Duke alumni journalists and media tech experts on Tuesday, May 13, 2019, for dinner in San Francisco. If you are interested in attending, please contact Professor Adair is the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center and the Duke Reporters' Lab, and Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy.

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Global Fact 6 in Cape Town

June 19 - June 21

The Duke Reporters' Lab team will join the sixth Global Fact-checking Summit, this year in Cape Town, South Africa. Joining them will be recent alums Daniela Flamini '19, who will be working for the Poynter Institute, the summit hosts; and Matt Riley '18, the TruthBuzz Fellow at the Raleigh N&O.

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Welcome Class of 2023: O-Week Event

August 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Welcome class of 2023 (and families too)! Be sure to stop by and visit our table at the O-Week University Life Resource Fair to learn more about journalism opportunities at Duke! Professors Adair and Clabby will be on hand to talk about their courses and research, and upcoming events.   Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm (following convocation) Location: Wilson Gym- West Campus (next door to Cameron) The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, in the Sanford School…

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Welcome Back BBQ

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Faculty, staff, and all students! Please join us for a welcome back Carolina barbecue dinner at Bill and Katherine Adair's home in the nearby Duke Forest neighborhood. First-year students are especially welcomed to come meet journalism faculty and students.   Students- let us know (email link below) if you'd like us to cover an Uber ride. Please RSVP to for the address!    

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Hong Kong at Crossroads (Pop-UP News Event)

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pop-UP News events will happen periodically, on relatively short notice, in response to big news stories. Duke students will lead Pop-UP News conversations, with a journalist expert covering the topic.   Thanks to Tianjiu Zuo and Nico Cort for leading this one, with journalist Emily Feng ’15 of NPR.

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Napoli and Clabby discuss “Modernizing Media Regulation…Facebook and Twitter”

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us for a lunch conversation on: Modernizing Media Regulation: Old rules barely touch giants like Facebook and Twitter   Cathy Clabby will interview Phil Napoli about his new book Social Media and the Public Interest. Despite taking on many of journalism’s traditional roles, giant tech companies operate free from the regulations or ethical codes governing traditional media. But social media are news media and should serve the public interest, says Duke media scholar Phil Napoli. Come have lunch and…

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Why Liberals Hate The New York Times (and other observations about our mixed-up media world) with Erik Wemple

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Special note: this event is in Rubenstein Library’s Holsti-Anderson Room. That is next to Perkins Library… NOT Rubenstein Hall at the Sanford School. If driving, you will want to park at Garage IV, attached to the Bryan Center.Message from Bill Adair:I hope you’ll join me next Wednesday, Oct. 2, for a provocative conversation with Erik Wemple, the media critic for the Washington Post. His topic: “Why liberals hate the New York Times (and other observations about our mixed-up media world).” Erik…

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