We are thrilled to announce that Common Sense founder, James Cannon Boyce, has been invited to join the Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy as Media Fellow in the Spring 2016.
The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University has been at the forefront of connecting top influencers in media from around the world at events like the Menell Media Exchange conference in South Africa.
As a Duke Media Fellow, James will spend March 2016 on the Duke campus in North Carolina participating in various events and seminars about global media issues - including engaging in dialogue with student groups as well as international peers to share ideas for developing a global media community to support networking and collaboration, mentoring and education, adapting new resources and tools, and advocating for press freedoms.
James has a long history of challenging the 'how' and we can't wait to see him in action on campus - after serving as Senior Advisor on John Kerry's 2004 Presidential Campaign, James was inspired to help start the Huffington Post as well as become one of the top bloggers on the site and a frequent guest on MSNBC.
While the Dewitt Wallace Center has recognized and brought many top journalists from around the world to Duke as part of this program, James is the first Media Fellow who made his name online by writing for both the Huffington Post and other top progressive sites in the United States. As he himself might say, it just goes to show again only the how that has changed.