Jones Named Managing Editor of the 9th Street Journal

 November 29, 2021

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.

Alison Jones

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.

For the past six years, she has worked as a senior writer for Duke’s communications office, writing for a variety of university publications and helping 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 work with the Ways and Means podcast. 

“University Communications will greatly miss Alison’s presence in our daily work,” said Erin Kramer, assistant vice president for media and public affairs. “The faculty and students who will benefit from her skills and guidance are exceptionally fortunate to have her joining their team.”

“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,” the Center said in a statement released earlier this week.

Jones is expected to begin her new position in early 2022.