Panel to Evaluate Media Coverage of The 2012 Elections

A panel of national political journalists from broadcast, print and online media will gather on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Sanford School of Public Policy to evaluate media coverage of the 2012 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 2012 John Fisher Zeidman Memorial Colloquium on Politics and the Press.

Panelists are:

  • John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and political director of CBS News;
  • Nia-Malika Henderson, T'91, national political reporter for The Washington Post
  • Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief,

James T. Hamilton, Sydnor Professor of Public Policy and Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center, 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, visit the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy website,