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About the 9th Street Journal

(Above, The 9th Street Journal city and county team | Photo by Andrew Donahue)

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 Catherine Clabby, the manager of the Duke Reporters’ Lab.

The 9th Street Journal courthouse team

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. Some of the students are enrolled in Adair’s Advanced Reporting Seminar and are focused on covering the Durham Courthouse. Others work for Clabby in the Reporters’ Lab and cover city and county news. 

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


Bill Adair –

Catherine Clabby –


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.