Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-DWC [#13573, AIR]
Position Title: Associate In Research
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/04/19 (posted 2019/04/12, listed until 2019/06/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Occupational Summary 

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy based in the Sanford School of Public Policy, provides media studies and journalism-related programs at Duke University. Through faculty research, undergraduate teaching, professional training for journalists, and active engagement in the field, the DeWitt Wallace Center identifies important challenges facing the media and our democracy and supports faculty and students in playing a leadership role in addressing these concerns. For more on the DeWitt Wallace Center, see: http://dewitt.duke.edu/ 

The DeWitt Wallace Center seeks an associate in research, who will conduct research in support of two projects: 1) the News Measures Research Project (NMRP) under the direction of Professor Philip Napoli, and 2) the Tech & Check Cooperative under the direction of Professor Bill Adair.

For the NMRP (50%): 
The researcher will contribute to ongoing research into the state of local journalism, and the geographic and demographic factors that affect the extent to which communities are served by robust local journalism. The researcher would be a primary contributor to these research projects, engaging in study design, primary data gathering, statistical analyses, and report writing and editing. The position would also include some organizational assistance with research-oriented conferences; as well as some travel to present research at academic and industry conferences. 

For the Tech & Check Cooperative (50%): 
The researcher will contribute to expanding research on the use of automation to disseminate fact-checking to large audiences by providing instant fact-checking during live political campaign events through platforms such as TV and web video. The researcher will design and conduct user experience testing, and prove analysis to refine more effective presentations of on-screen fact-checking (web video, Apple TV, Roku), and assist developers with video integration for FactStream for 2020 campaign speeches and debates using partial and full automation. This position is a full-time position, and the term of the research will be from July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, contingent on grant funding. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. 

PhD in journalism, communications, or related field. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of applicable experience or related academic work. Shelley Stonecipher Associate Director DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy Box 90241 Duke University Durham, North Carolina 27708-0241 Please send a cover letter and resume to the following email address: shelley.stonecipher@duke.edu

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Further Info:
Duke University
Box 90241
Durham, NC 27708

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