Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

Nonpartisan teaching, research and events in the public interest, based in Washington, D.C.

The Syracuse University Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship (IDJC) in Washington, D.C., engages in nonpartisan research, teaching and public dialogue aimed at strengthening trust in news media, governance and society.

As a joint initiative of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the institute brings together today’s leaders with the next generation of professionals, and leverages the University’s top resources, as well as its influential network of scholars, students, alumni and friends.

Under the direction of veteran journalist Margaret Talev, the inaugural Kramer Director of the institute, the IDJC is examining challenges across society—politics and news as well as sports, technology, entertainment, business, the military, religion, social change and geopolitics.