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Fulbright Portugal 50th Anniversary Distinguished Chair

Professor Steve Doig was selected for the Fulbright Portugal 50th Anniversary Distinguished Chair

Professor Doig, who holds the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be lecturing on a graduate class in precision journalism and computer-assisted reporting at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Students will learn how to acquire public data and use computer software and statistical tools to tell stories about crime, education, elections, demographics, the economy and other governmental and social problems.

Doig also will conduct seminars around the country for students, faculty and professional journalists interested in computer-assisted and investigative reporting, develop precision journalism curricula and materials for faculty in Portugal and help organize a professional investigative journalism organization in the country.

This Distinguished Chair was named in honor of the establishment of the Fulbright program in Portugal half a century ago. Considered the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program, only about 40 scholars with significant publication and teaching records are picked each year for the distinguished chairs at universities across Europe and elsewhere.

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