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

The goal of The 9th Street Journal is to publish news and feature articles about Durham and give the students opportunities to cover important issues facing urban America and our democratic systems. Students enrolled in the DeWitt Wallace Center’s advanced reporting seminars focus on one topic at a time, such as the Durham County Courthouse or the 2020 elections. Other students cover city and county news and North Carolina politics. 

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

Bill Adair –

Stephen Buckley –

Alison Jones –


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.

Photos: (Top) The 9th Street Journal team, summer 2021. From left to right, Grace Abels, Nicole Kagan and Julianna Rennie; (Center) Professor Stephen Buckley with The 9th Street Journal summer 2022 team. From left to right: Ana Young, Maddie Wray, Stephen Buckley, Sevana Wenn and Akiya Dillon.