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Holding Power to Account: An Evening with Pulitzer-Prize Winner Corey Johnson

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th for a conversation with investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Corey Johnson at 5:45pm in Sanford 04. For parking, the Science Drive Visitor Lot and the Bryan Center Parking Garage are the cloest and easiest options. Please email katie.rains@duke.edu with any questions. Please RSVP for this event. 

Students study political theater, then tell their own stories

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When Faulkner Fox planned her inaugural political-theater workshop for fall 2020, she didn’t predict an imminent summer of activism.

At first, she’d thought it would be an in-person class attending in-person theater, but then the coronavirus made that impossible. Months later, a second global phenomenon: The Black Lives Matter movement surged in response to murders like George Floyd’s, which Fox (and her students-to-be) experienced in real time. Fox hadn’t been anywhere. She hadn’t even been inside a grocery store, but then she was in the streets, marching for racial justice.

Center for Documentary Studies and Scene of Radio podcast host John Biewen

A really good listen

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You know about John Biewen’s bicycle if you have listened to episode eleven of season two of “Scene on Radio,” the podcast he created as part of his work as audio director at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. Season two of “Scene” was titled “Seeing White,” and in fourteen crystalline episodes, it addressed the issues of race in America by naming the elephant in the room: whiteness.

We can discover our shared humanity (with some help from Harper Lee)

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On March 16, 2021, a gunman opened fire in an Asian-owned business in metro Atlanta, killing four people. He then drove about thirty miles south targeting another Asian business, where he killed three more people. And then, he crossed the street to a third Asian business and killed another person. In the span of an hour, eight people were fatally shot, six of whom were Asian women. Two days after the shootings, my favorite teacher from high school, a man I admired, took to social media and declared that race had nothing to do with the crimes.

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni to join journalism faculty at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy

Frank Bruni, long-time journalist and columnist for the New York Times and the author of multiple best-selling books, has been chosen as one of two new Eugene C. Patterson Professors of the Practice for Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

Bruni will join the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, Duke’s hub for journalism education in the Sanford School, on July 1.

Three Wednesdays in January: Insurrection, Impeachment, Inauguration

Please join the DeWitt Wallace Center on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion with Washington journalists who covered the turbulent events of the last month. Rachel Chason of the Washington Post (’17), Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times (’96) and Sam Feist of CNN (P’23) will have a conversation about the challenge of covering breaking news, politics in our polarized age and the rise of misinformation. Moderated by Bill Adair.

 

The Chronicle awarded the 2020 Online Pacemaker Award

Congratulations to the Chronicle for being awarded the 2020 Online Pacemaker Award!

The Pacemaker Award, presented by the Associated Collegiate Press, is the most prestigious award in college journalism. Volume 115 of The Chronicle was announced as the winner at the (virtual) Fall National College Media Convention award ceremony on Wednesday, October 22, 2020. 

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