MMX featured copyThis month, DCORE co-director Kerry Haynie will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend an annual journalism conference, the Duke Menell Media Exchange. The conference provides an opportunity to encourage and sustain a robust media community while reflecting on the emerging trends of the past year.

Haynie hopes to connect Menell Media Fellows to his Duke Immerse program on governance, policymaking, and racial and class divisions in South Africa and the American South. “Journalists can bring an approach and perspective to this subject matter that is different from what traditional academics bring,” he said. “I think this perspective can be beneficial to our students.”

This year’s conference, “The South African Story: Headlines, Bylines and Storylines, will be held Aug. 19-20, at the Maslow Hotel. For more information about the program, visit the Duke Global website. Registration is free and open to the public.