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Alison Jones named managing editor of The 9th Street Journal

Alison Jones, a veteran editor with roots in Durham, will be joining the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy as the managing editor of The 9th Street Journal.

Jones will bring a deep understanding of Durham to The 9th Street Journal. She grew up here, attended Durham Public Schools and covered the city as a reporter for the News & Observer.

Alison Jones (Duke photo)

She also knows Duke and our students. For the past six years she has worked as a senior writer for Duke’s communications office, where she has written for a variety of university publications and helped students and faculty publish op-eds. She also knows the Sanford School of Public Policy from her two years at the Center for Child and Family Policy and her occasional work helping out with the Ways and Means podcast.

In talking with Jones and reviewing her work, we were impressed with her meticulous editing and her thoughtful approach with student writers. We are looking forward to having her work with our talented group of student journalists.

In addition to her 9th Street duties, Jones will teach a podcasting course beginning next fall, which will bolster the Center’s offerings in this growing and important area.

– Phil Napoli, Bill Adair & Stephen Buckley