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Jon Ham

Email: jham@johnlocke.org

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

(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.


(11.21.14) Accountability Is No Gimmick
The media have a duty to let the public know when an elected official or candidate for office ducks election debates or other public forums.


(10.24.14) Steer Clear of Government Editor’s Pen
Journalists fall short of long-established standards when they allow officials to peruse and even edit their reports.


(10.21.14) Steer Clear of Government Editor‘s Pen
Journalists fall short of long-established standards when they allow officials to peruse and even edit their reports.


(9.23.14) Don’t Let the Narrative Trump the Facts
Media outlets can cause major harm when they jump to conclusions that jibe with their preconceived biases.


(9.23.14) Don‘t Let the Narrative Trump The Facts
You’d have thought by now that the news media would have learned the hard lessons of prejudging a story or a situation before all the facts are in.


(9.17.14) When the Price of Access Is Too Steep
Media outlets should think twice about maintaining cozy relationships with murderous regimes.


(8.19.14) When the Price of Access Is Too Steep
Media outlets should think twice about maintaining cozy relationships with murderous regimes.


(7.22.14) Beware of the Press Release
Journalists ought to exercise more caution in reporting statements that advance an advocacy group's narrative.


(6.19.14) The Exit of Ethics From Journalism
What once was key to journalistic practice appears now as an afterthought.


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