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NYT food journalist Kim Severson recalls tracking down Sarah Palin in Alaska

Kim Severson discusses softball, culture shock, and why she hates mayo.
NYT on Atlanta

6 reasons the New York Times story on Atlanta restaurants gave me cultural indigestion

The headline of the piece was “Atlanta Pulls a Chair to the Table for Culinary Greats,” but after reading it, perhaps a more accurate one would have been “Bless Their Hearts.”

CNN and Georgia Tech are exploring ways to use drones in journalism

It’s not a bird or a plane or a man in cape or even a UFO.

June 2014

A few months ago I suggested to Charles Bethea that he look into the strange case of Aubrey Lee Price, the fugitive banker who was apprehended in Brunswick after eighteen months on the run. Wouldn’t it be cool, I thought, if we could find out what he’d been doing all that time?

The Red & Black returns to normalcy

The student staff at the University of Georgia’s Red & Black newspaper infamously walked out and created a rival publication after the board of directors attempted to exert more influence over editorial content. That was a year ago this week.

Tweets of the Week (Plus a Tumblr and a Meme): Emory 3/5 Edition

Wagner's piece in the Winter 2013 edition of Emory's alumni magazine used the Constitution's notorious Three-Fifths Compromise, which counts all non-free people (aka, slaves) as only three-fifths of a person, as an example of compromise at its finest.

Corrupt Cops! Voter Fraud! Hookers at Fort Stewart!

In the 1960s, as Atlanta and its boosters jostled with other cities for attention, staffs of the rival Journal and Constitution hustled for scoops.
Centennial Olympic Park Bombing Memorial

Requiem for a Reporter: Kathy Scruggs

In her heyday, Kathy Scruggs was a hard-drinking, tough-talking police reporter who wasn't afraid of anything. Her raucous sense of humor was what I loved most about her.
Atlanta Magazine May 1996

Atlanta at 35: A rollicking, outrageous, loving history of the magazine

Written for our 35th anniversary in 1996: In the beginning was Townsend. He hit Atlanta like a force of nature; ebullient, cherub face, buzz-cut hair, and calling everyone "Dear Heart."

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