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Nydia Tisdale

Crusader with a camera: Nydia Tisdale has been flipped off, called a Nazi, even arrested for recording public officials

Tisdale is, for lack of a better term, a “citizen journalist,” a label that’s taken on greater relevance as video recording has become more ubiquitous and as conventional media outlets have shrunk. Citizen journalists often straddle the line between reporter and advocate. Since 2011 Tisdale has recorded hundreds of videos of elected officials and political candidates in public settings, uploading them to her website, unedited and without commentary.
William Perry

Will Common Cause still be Georgia’s watchdog?

Earlier Tuesday, Common Cause Georgia executive director William Perry parted ways with the group after more than four years, the latest move in a string of recent shakeups within the organization’s Georgia chapter.

In case you’re curious, here’s what dissenters wanted to discuss at the Cobb Commission meeting on the Braves stadium

Before Tuesday’s vote on bond financing agreements for the new Atlanta Braves stadium, Cobb County commissioners refused to let critics voice concerns. A brief standoff ensued, as several members of the advocacy group Cobb Citizens for Governmental Transparency (CGT) stood to protest before police escorted them from the room. We were curious to hear what CGT might have said if given the chance, so we asked representatives of the group whether they’d come to the Cobb chambers with talking points in hand. As it turns out, they had.

Stadium petition could be undone before it begins

Earlier today, Common Cause Georgia Executive Director William Perry stood on the steps of Atlanta City Hall to announce plans to use a little-known ordinance to compel the city to hold a public referendum that would allow voters to overturn the council’s April approval of a financing deal for the new Falcons stadium.

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