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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, and Stephen Buckley, the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy. The managing editor of Alison Jones.

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 the DeWitt Wallace Center’s advanced reporting seminars focus on one topic at a time, such as the Durham Courthouse or the 2020 elections. Other students 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 team, summer 2021. From left to right, Grace Abels, Nicole Kagan and Julianna Rennie