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Wussy’s Jon Dean on Atlanta’s queer arts scene and the importance of representation

Today, in addition to covering local and national queer art and culture, Wussy hosts events across the city, like drag shows, dance parties, and movie screenings—and founder Jon Dean doesn’t plan to stop there.
Butter.ATL

News, memes, and activism: how Butter.ATL strives to tell authentic Atlanta stories

With over 60,000-plus followers on Instagram alone, Butter.ATL averages over 1.5 million monthly impressions online. More than half of their audience comes from the metro area. But in light of protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, there seemed to be less of a need for ATL-themed quarantine games and more of an opportunity to use the platform for community dialogue.
Pop-up Magazine Atlanta

Pop-Up Magazine brings its unique live storytelling to the Buckhead Theatre

The producers of Pop-Up Magazine refuse to tape these live, multimedia extravaganzas. You literally have to be there, which is why the series routinely sells out venues across the country from Lincoln Theatre in D.C. to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.
Nikole Hannah-Jones 1619 Project Morehouse

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones: “I want everyone to read [the 1619 Project] because it’s the American story”

The 1619 Project, published last summer in the New York Times Magazine, is a groundbreaking look at the modern legacy of slavery. Former Atlanta resident and award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke at Morehouse College last week about the project and its impact.
Atlanta 500 Professionals CNN

2020 Atlanta 500: Professionals

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on accounting, law, marketing, public relations, and media.
The Suspect Richard Jewell book

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.

My Style: Coy Wire, CNN sports anchor and correspondent

Former Atlanta Falcon Coy Wire still enjoys teamwork—only now he works with writers, producers, and editors for CNN, CNNI, and HLN.
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.

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