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Jonathan Jones

Instructor in Communications and Director of the NC Open Government Coalition
McEwen - Comm. 009
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
jjones86@elon.edu (336) 278-5345

Brief Biography

B.A., M.A., J.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Worked for six years as a newspaper reporter for community newspapers in Maryland and Virginia as well as the News & Record of Greensboro. Worked for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the N.C. Open Government Coalition while in law school. Served as editor in chief of the First Amendment Law Review. Also served four years on the board of directors for the non-profit corporation that publishes The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper and volunteered with the Innocence Project. Published in The First Amendment Law Review and News Media & the Law. Presented research papers at AEJMC Southeast colloquium, Worked for two years as as a prosecutor in Durham and previously served as a law clerk for the North Carolina Appellate Defender. 

Education

J.D. University of North Carolina School of Law, 2011

  • Editor in Chief, First Amendment Law Review
  • Deans Advisory Council
  • Innocence Project

M.A. Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011

  • Thesis: "Personal Jurisdiction and Internet Defamation: An Analysis of Post-Zippo Jurisdiction Decisions in Internet Libel Cases." 
  • Beverly Cooper Moore Jr. Scholarship, 2008-2011

B.A. Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2001

Courses Taught

Media Law & Ethics

Media Writing

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