Majors Fair

October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you are interested in learning more about the PJMS Certificate, please join us at the Major Fair! You can watch our certificate program video by clicking here or you can join us on Zoom on Tuesday, October 20th between 10-2.  We look forward to speaking with you!   Click here to learn more about the majors fair, find videos, links to major requirements, information about advising, and more.

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The News & Observer: Disinformation in Local Elections

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join The News & Observer for a live virtual event exploring election disinformation from noon-1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2020. Professor Phil Napoli will be featured on the panel!  America’s architects viewed the press as essential to our democracy, including it in the first article of our Bill of Rights. And yet today we are faced with constant attacks on credible news and information. Factual, accurate reporting is routinely replaced by false information and disinformation campaigns through our social…

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Squash, Gardener and the Future of AI in Political Fact-checking

October 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Professors Jun Yang (computer science) and Bill Adair (journalism and public policy) will discuss their work in automated fact-checking. For the past five years, Jun and Bill have worked together in a variety of Bass Connections, NSF, and foundation-supported projects that have broken new ground in instant fact-checking of political speeches and debates. They’ll discuss their progress and the challenges they’ve had. Register: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/common/show/21/175293   Recent related news: We still need humans: https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/07/a-lesson-in-automated-journalism-bring-back-the-humans/ Humans and the bot: https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/how-the-duke-reporters-lab-used-the-political-conventions-to-perfect-its-automated-fact-checking-program/ MediaReview, a…

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Virtual PopUP: The Data Behind Election Coverage

October 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Professor Jeremy Bowers and his Washington Post colleague, Lenny Bronner, discuss the data behind their 2020 election coverage. You can view the Washington Post’s Election website here.   Click here to register!  

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The Chronicle’s Fall Speaker Series: Seyward Darby

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, October 27, Stefanie Pousoulides (current Investigations Editor and senior Chronicle staffer) will sit down with Seyward Darby to discuss her new book, Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism. Darby served as editor of The Chronicle and graduated from Duke in 2007, now serving as the editor of The Atavist Magazine. You can click here to register.     

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Election Night 2020: Trying to Prepare for Everything… and Maybe Nothing

October 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How does ABC News prepare to cover one of the most important nights of the year? Join us as we talk to ABC News Special Events Producer, David Reiter ’93, about how they prepare for election night programming. He’ll also discuss issues particular to this year, such as how to deal with misinformation, vote integrity and the possibility of not having a final result on election night.       Click here to register!

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Duke Anti-Racism Book Club with Eric Deggans

November 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Eric Deggans, author of Race-Baiter, is joining Duke’s Anti-Racism Book Club to discuss his book and foster discussions surrounding racism in politics and the media. The event will take place over Zoom this Sunday, November 1st, at 2:30 PM before an in-depth book discussion at 3:00 PM. This event is a great way to join fellow Duke students in discussing these important topics just 3 days before the election! To learn more about the club and future events, visit @dukearbc…

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The Day After Election Day: An Expert Recap

November 4, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites you to join Mac McCorkle and Deondra Rose of Polis: Duke's Center for Politics on November 4, the day after the election, to discuss what happened and what comes next with Duke experts in the fields of constitutional and election law, political science, media and from a comparative election observer perspective. Please click here to register.      Expert panelists: John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science, specializes in American politics and…

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The Chronicle’s Fall Speaker Series: Ben Cohen

November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On November 17, Ben Cohen, class of 2010 and former sports editor for The Chronicle, will be interviewed by current senior Derek Saul (sports editor 2019-20), to discuss his book The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks. Cohen is a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal.   You can click here to register. 

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