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How Mister Rogers changed the life of Atlanta writer Tom Junod

Portraying Mister Rogers, a jaunty Tom Hanks tosses a loafer in the air. That’s the image featured in ads for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. But the movie isn't about Mister Rogers. It’s about Lloyd Vogel, a fictionalized character based on Atlanta writer Tom Junod.
Creative Loafing

Commentary: I miss Creative Loafing

"I miss the award-winning, funny, and frank publication that would report the hell out of anything if it was important to our city," says former CL contributor Austin L. Ray of Atlanta's alt-weekly, which shifted to a monthly format and laid off nearly all of its staff in 2017.
Pittsburgh Journalism Project

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.
Black and Reporting: The Struggle Behind the Lens

A documentary explores the black pioneers of Atlanta’s broadcast past

On a summer morning in 1967, Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks walked into the WSB-TV studios for his first day of work. That wouldn’t have been noteworthy, except that Jelks, an American descendant of enslaved Africans, would be the first black on-air reporter at what was then (and now) one of the largest television stations in the Southeast.
Pop-up Magazine Atlanta

Journalistic phenom Pop-Up Magazine brings its novel storytelling to Variety Playhouse

“We’re asking people to take a step back from the craziness of day to day, enjoy some really good stories, and hopefully learn something that they’ll be able to talk about with other people,” says Pop-Up Magazine producer and host Aaron Edwards.

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.
Creative Loafing

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.
Tom Crawford

Remembering Tom Crawford: Longtime political journalist was “a great raconteur and a walking encyclopedia”

Tom Crawford, an old-school newspaperman who found innovative ways to cover Georgia politics for more than three decades, died of complications from cancer on July 18 at age 67.
Denis O'Hayer retires

Denis O’Hayer signs off from WABE: A look back at his 42-year news career

For the first time in four decades, Atlantans will have to navigate the news cycle without veteran broadcast reporter Denis O’Hayer’s treasure trove of Atlanta institutional knowledge. He shares with us his memories of reporting on Richard Jewell, the 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shooting, and more.

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