Panel to Rate Media on Midterm Elections

2010 John Fisher Zeidman Memorial Colloquium on Politics and the Press Panel

A panel of journalists and political experts will gather on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy to discuss media coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. The event begins at 1 p.m. in Fleishman Commons, and is free and open to the public.

Duke’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy will host the event, titled the 2010 John Fisher Zeidman Memorial Colloquium on Politics and the Press.

Panelists are:

John F. Harris, editor-in-chief and cofounder of Politico and politico.com;

Sunshine Hillygus, associate professor of political science at Duke and an expert on elections and media polling; and

John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent.

Philip Bennett, Patterson Professor of the Practice and Public Policy at Duke, will moderate.

Since 1984, the Zeidman Colloquium has brought prominent journalists and political analysts to Duke, including Ted Koppel, Gwen Ifill, Charlie Rose, David Brooks, David Gergen and Judy Woodruff, among many others, to discuss the relationship between media and politics.

The colloquium was established by Philip and Nancy Zeidman in memory of their son, John Fisher Zeidman, a Duke student who died in 1982 after contracting viral encephalitis while studying in China. The Zeidman Colloquium celebrates John Zeidman’s passion for examining the interaction of politics and the press.

For more information, please visit the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy or contact shelley.stonecipher@duke.edu