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Former 'Washington Post' M.E. Bennett Joins Duke University

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Former 'Washington Post' M.E. Bennett Joins Duke University

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Philip Bennett, former managing editor of The Washington Post, has been named the new Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University, university officials announced today. Bennett will join the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy (DWC), which is "focusing its scholarship and teaching on exploring new models for news organizations in the Internet age. DWC is a program of the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, which is slated to become Duke's tenth school on July 1," according to the announcement. "I am absolutely delighted at Philip Bennett's decision to come to Duke and join the faculty at the school of public policy," Sanford Institute Director Bruce Kuniholm said in a statement. "He brings a wealth of experience on the international front, and his peers were glowing about his extraordinary creativity as a thinker and his skills as a mentor." "We expect that he will catalyze our effort to explore how, as developments render the old business models obsolete, the watchdog function of the press can be sustained," Kuniholm added. "We also expect that he will nurture students with the same care that he nurtured reporters at The Washington Post. …

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