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Eugene Patterson professor

Job Summary

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University seeks applicants for the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, an endowed chair in the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

We seek a renowned media practitioner (e.g. editor, producer, reporter, media organization leader) whose work demonstrates commitment to an independent, high-integrity, and inclusive news ecosystem that serves the public interest. Applicants with a focus on one or more of the following areas will be given strong consideration: opinion journalism, international reporting, innovative forms of journalism, newsroom leadership, media ethics, and accountability journalism. We also seek candidates who embody the spirit of Gene Patterson, a courageous editor in the American South who spoke out against racism. The Patterson Professor will be an inspiring mentor and compelling teacher who will lead undergraduate courses in journalism and public policy. Additionally, the Patterson Chair will play a key role in the research and policy engagement activities of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted by January 15, 2021, will be guaranteed consideration.


Organization: Duke University
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted: December 8, 2020
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