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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.

App is alumna's latest professional turn

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When she was growing up, Sima Sistani’s parents limited her TV time. One of the shows Sistani ’01 relished as a child was the sitcom Perfect Strangers, about a happy-go-lucky immigrant with an unbridled enthusiasm for all things American.

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. 

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

Professors Jun Yang (computer science) and Bill Adair (journalism and public policy) will discuss their work in automated fact-checking on Tuesday, October 20th at 4:30 p.m..

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. Recent related news linked below.

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