Dave Jones

Internal Communications and Editor, Dateline UC Davis

Dave Jones and a statue of a dog


334 Mrak Hall
530-752-6556 (office)
530-219-9084 (mobile)

Learn more about Dave on LinkedIn or follow him and Twitter @UCDavisDateline.

Dave’s journalism career has taken him from typewriters and copy paper, and photos that he took on film (which he developed in the darkroom), to computers and digital cameras; and from small-town newspapers in the Sierra foothills and Wyoming, to McClatchy papers in Modesto and Anchorage, Alaska, to Dateline UC Davis, the faculty-staff newspaper, back when it came out on real paper. Today it’s all online, on a website and in our weekly email newsletter.

But nothing’s really changed in how he goes about his job. He’s still working in a small town (UC Davis, USA), and he’s still doing his best to keep people informed about what’s going on in their community, so that they can be an active part of the community.

Dave received a bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley (back when it still had an undergraduate major in journalism), and is happy to be back at UC. As most football fans know, it’s tough to be a Cal fan — but Dave is hanging in there, still attending Bear games with his college buddies, whom he met on Day 1 in the dorm.

What inspired me to do what I do?

Somebody has to ask questions! And I like to be the first to know!


My best buddy, a Lab-pointer mix named Geary. My first dog ever!

If I won $1 million …

… I’d still come to work.

Thing that really baffles me

Who owns the Internet?

Book that moved me

The Shipping News, for its people, the profession and the place, not to mention Annie Proulx’s prose.