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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, a Fox News contributor who appears regularly as an analyst on "The O'Reilly Factor" and other Fox News programs, and who is the co-author of "End Of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Les sFree (and Fun)."


Articles by Jon Ham

(8.20.15) The Media and Planned Parenthood
Mainstream outlets ignore major news involving the abortion provider.


(7.16.15) We Must Value the First Amendment
The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.


(7.16.15) We Must Value the First Amendment
The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.


(6.25.15) We Must Value the First Amendment
Too many journalists waver from steadfast support of free-speech rights.


(6.16.15) 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.


(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.


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