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Q&A: New editor-in-chief Leroy Chapman shares his vision for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution
Leroy Chapman is leaning into this moment with a sense of awe and reverence. On March 23, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced the 52-year-old would become the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, a promotion from his role as deputy managing editor. It’s a historic first, marking the first time in the newspaper's 155-year history that a Black person has served in this capacity.
How Georgia became “the premier battleground state,” according to the AJC’s Greg Bluestein
In his new book, Flipped, AJC political reporter Greg Bluestein breaks down how Georgia Democrats pulled off their 2020 triple victory. He chatted with us about chronicling the historic race and what's next for Georgia politics.
A new podcast explains Georgia’s current political climate by those who know it best: actual Georgians
Now that Georgia has captivated national attention, who better to explain this political phenomenon than the residents and journalists who have been living and working here? That was the primary goal of Gaining Ground: The New Georgia, a five-part podcast hosted by Atlanta natives Rembert Browne and Jewel Wicker.
Best of Atlanta 2020: Work & Play
The best of Atlanta for work and play in 2020, including best athlete, way to spend a Saturday night, people to have your back in an argument, and more.
Irony abounds in the Richard Jewell film. A new book, The Suspect, tells the definitive story
There are ironies within ironies at work within and around Clint Eastwood’s film, Richard Jewell. For one thing, the movie, which at times reduces journalists to odious caricatures, is itself based on two pieces of remarkable journalism.
Effects of the APS cheating scandal still ripple through Pittsburgh. This journalism project empowered residents to tell their own story.
The goal of the Pittsburgh Journalism Project was to cultivate journalists in communities that are traditionally underrepresented—or negatively represented—by mainstream news outlets. Their story about the aftermath of the APS cheating scandal made the front page of the AJC.
I was supposed to love being a restaurant critic. What happened?
There are so many great stories about falling in love with food. There are far fewer about falling out of love with food.
In the twilight of his career, AJC political columnist Jim Galloway worries about what he won’t write
Political columnist Jim Galloway has been a part of the Atlanta Journal Constitution for almost 40 years—covering seemingly everything in Georgia politics and gaining trust from politicians and readers because of his vast institutional knowledge.
A long, strange trip: The oral history of Creative Loafing
Family feuds, hostile takeovers, sewage in the newsroom, sex workers in the lobby, fearless reporting, and a man named Mud—the very weird, very true history of Creative Loafing, the alt weekly the internet still hasn’t killed.
6 questions with Big Chicken author Maryn McKenna
"The big question for chicken—and for any meat that goes antibiotic-free—is a question that faces all of food production: Is better, safer food going to be something that only well-off people can afford? That hangs over all of these transformations of food systems," Maryn McKenna says.