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From: Kim Krzywy
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008
Subject: Durham, NC: Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism: computational journalism position at Duke U.

Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy Studies, at Duke University.

The Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University seeks applicants for the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy Studies, an endowed chair in Duke’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

We seek a person who will help in the development of a new field, computational journalism. Advances in data availability, technology, and algorithms offer the prospect that part of the media’s watchdog function may be supplemented by analyses done by computers. The Knight Professor at Duke will help translate advances in areas such as artificial intelligence and the semantic web into the development of products that help journalists and other community members hold institutions accountable. In part this may involve computerizing aspects of investigative reporting.

Candidates for the chair should have experience in working at the intersection of technology and information generation. They may be working in computer assisted reporting, or visualization of data on the Web, or the development of algorithms to sift through publicly available data for clues to the performance of government. Ideal candidates could include reporters or editors involved in innovations in digital news ventures or programmers involved in the development of artificial intelligence or semantic web products aimed at newsgathering and reporting. Candidates should be strongly committed to advancing the development of computational journalism as a field through innovative research and the development of new digital tools.

The Knight Professor will teach courses in computational journalism and public policy in our undergraduate public policy major and certificate program in policy journalism and media studies. The Knight Professor will play a key role in the teaching, research and policy engagement activities of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

Candidates for this position should send a CV and other materials to:


Professor James T. Hamilton
Knight Search Committee Chair
DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy
Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Duke University
Box 90241
Durham, NC 27708-0241

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by December 31, 2008 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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