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Jon Ham joined the John Locke Foundation in February 2005 as vice president for communications and publisher of Carolina Journal. Prior to joining JLF he had worked for The Herald-Sun newspapers in Durham, NC, for 19 years, 13 of those as managing editor and four as director of digital publishing.

He has worked for newspapers in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, and also worked for four years as a gubernatorial press secretary.

He has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in political science from Auburn University. He did three years of doctoral work in political science at Duke University before joining The Durham Sun in 1985.

He is the father of 2014 CPAC Blogger of the Year Mary Katharine Ham, who is editor-at-large for HotAir.com and a Fox News contributor, appearing regularly as an analyst on "The O'Reilly Factor" and other Fox News programs.


Articles by Jon Ham

(5.15.15) Intentionally Hurtful News Writing
A North Carolina reporter takes a cheap shot in a recent obituary.


(4.23.15) Telling Both Sides of the Story
Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the “wrong” side.


(4.17.15) Telling Both Sides of the Story
Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the “wrong” side.


(3.13.15) Corrections Policies Say A Lot
A news outlet’s willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.


(3.13.15) Corrections Policies Say A Lot
A news outlet’s willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.


(1.08.15) Early Lessons in Journalistic Bias
Professors do future journalists and the reading public no favors by teaching students that a left-wing narrative trumps the facts.


(1.08.15) Early Lessons in Journalistic Bias
Professors do future journalists and the reading public no favors by teaching students that a left-wing narrative trumps the facts.


(12.21.14) When the Media Ignores the News
News outlets shirk their duty when they fail to acknowledge important stories.


(12.19.14) When the Media Ignores the News
News outlets shirk their duty when they fail to acknowledge important stories.


(11.21.14) Accountability Is No Gimmick
Newspaper editors should welcome the opportunity to highlight a candidate’s unwillingness to participate in a public debate.


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