Print
Info Junkies

Info Junkie: Adam Jones

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 18, 2019
Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Regional Economist and Associate Professor of Economics 
Swain Center, UNCW Cameron School of Business


As an economics professor and regional economist in the Wilmington area, Adam Jones does research on local public finance and regional economics. Jones balances his technology use between economic-oriented resources and hobby-based ones.
 
For news, regularly reads the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Port City Daily, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist and Vox.

“Pleasure reading mostly centers around cycling as I read Cyclist Magazine from the U.K., Gran Fondo online magazine, and get daily news from cyclingtips.com. I also enjoy the regular posts from the City of Wilmington on Facebook – great way to see pieces of our community.”
 
Jones regularly listens to cycling-related podcasts but also enjoys WHQR’s CoastLine show on local topics. He also listens to Planet Money from NPR, Freakonomics Radio and Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge for deep conversations.
 
One of his favorite TV shows is HGTV’s Fixer Upper, which he watches with his wife to get away from the drama and politics of everyday life. “I find myself watching more ESPN than ever before to avoid the partisanship on news programs.” 
 
Drive by Daniel Pink and Michael Lewis’ The Undoing Project are two books Jones recommends.
 
Some of his go-to apps include the Weather Channel, Evernote and “Shazam, so I can remember the name of a song on the radio later. I know, I actually still listen to the radio instead of stream.”
 
Any digital device recommendations: “I love my iPad Pro. I can use it for some light work and taking notes, but it’s great for consuming media and it just works.”
 
Jones prefers using social media to observe rather than to post. “I’m slowly unfollowing all my friends and relatives on social media as my streams turn into a news stream. I’ve really enjoyed seeing VOX vs. the WSJ vs. The Economist vs. Bloomberg in my feeds and their different perspectives on economic issues and politics.”
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Dallas headshot 300x300

The 7 Cs Of Planning Success

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors
Leath 683x10242

Gain Productivity With Great HR Practices

Lisa Leath - Leath HR Group
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Like Father, Like Daughter

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington

Trending News

Luxury Student Housing Sells For $27M In Wilmington

Cece Nunn - Feb 24, 2020

Next Glass Acquires BeerAdvocate Assets, Including Website

Christina Haley O'Neal - Feb 24, 2020

Dockbuilder Plans To Move, Grow In Castle Hayne

Christina Haley O'Neal - Feb 24, 2020

Port: Coronavirus Impacts To Cause Some Missed Sailings

Christina Haley O'Neal - Feb 25, 2020

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Adds To Leadership Team

Christina Haley O'Neal - Feb 25, 2020

In The Current Issue

Local 'star' Is Lodging Employee Of The Year

Local hospitality leader Kevin Cottet, general manager of Staybridge Suites Wilmington-Wrightsville at 5010 New Centre Drive, received state...


Info Junkie: Jerry Coleman

Jerry Coleman, regional director of the Small Business Center at Cape Fear Community College, shares his top info and tech picks....


The Challenges Of B&Bs

Margi and Doug Erickson offer a laid-back atmosphere at the C.W. Worth House, a Victorian inn and bed and breakfast establishment in downtow...

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WILMA Leadership Accelerator
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`