The Journalism & Media minor replaces the Policy Journalism & Media Studies certificate, which the DeWitt Wallace Center has been offering for the past 20 years. The Journalism & Media minor serves students aspiring to become journalists, as well as those seeking to pursue other private and public sector media-related careers.

If you have any questions about the minor or the certificate, don’t hesitate to ask!


2022 Policy Journalism and Media Studies Program recipients


Stephen  Buckley

Stephen Buckley

Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy

Stephen Buckley, a veteran editor and educator who worked at The Washington Post, Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute, joined the Duke faculty in July, 2021. Buckley, a 1989 Duke graduate in political science, has had a wide-ranging career as a local reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and journalism educator.

After graduating from Duke, Buckley spent 12 years at The Post as a local reporter and foreign correspondent. He covered education, courts and the night police beat and then became a foreign correspondent, initially as the Post’s Africa Bureau Chief and then the paper’s first correspondent based in Brazil.

He returned to St. Petersburg in 2001 as a national reporter for the Times and then became an editor in charge of national and international coverage before being promoted to managing editor and then publisher of, the paper’s digital site. He moved to the Poynter Institute in 2010 as dean of the faculty. In 2015, he moved to Kenya, where he taught at The Aga Khan University before becoming the lead story editor for Global">">Global Press Journal, an international news organization that focuses its reporting on undercovered regions.

Assistant Director


Kimberely Krzywy

Staff Assistant, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy

Kim Krzywy joined the Sanford School in February of 2003 as a research assistant transitioning to her current position in the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy in 2010 where she provides faculty and events support, manages financials for the center, and serves as the registrar for the Policy, Journalism and Media Studies certificate program.  Kim is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and has a master’s degree from The University of Chicago. She has lived in Durham with her husband since 1993 and they have three children.


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