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About The 9th Street Journal

The 9th Street Journal is published by students in the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. The project is edited by Bill Adair, the Knight Professor for the Practice of Journalism & Public Policy at Sanford, and adjunct faculty member Catherine Clabby, manager of the Duke Reporters’ Lab.

The 9th Street Journal courthouse team, fall 2019

The goal of the 9th Street Journal is to publish news and feature articles about Durham and give the students an opportunity to cover important issues in urban America. Students enrolled in Adair’s advanced reporting seminars focus on one topic at a time, such as the 2020 elections and the Durham Courthouse. Those working for Clabby in the Reporters’ Lab cover city and county news. 

We welcome feedback and suggestions about stories or topics to cover.


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We make every effort to get the facts correct. If you believe we’ve made an error, please alert us so we can publish a correction.

At top: The 9th Street Journal city and county team, fall 2020. Photo by Andrew Donahue