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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.”
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