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Mitch's Media Musings - June 2019

Mitch's Media Musings

June 2019

Associations and Organizations

Atlanta Press Club upcoming events: June 14 with Atlanta United and June 18 with Mayor Bottoms. Details at

NATAS - June 15 - Southeast EMMYs will be at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead. Click here for details:


  • Congratulations to the winners of the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest for 2019. Click here for details:

  • Appen Media - Congrats to Appen on their AFCP award!


Atlanta Parent - Teresa Whiting departs.

Georgia Box Office - Check out the new season of GBO on Amazon Prime. Streaming now!

Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Emilia Brock is now a full time producer for the "On Second Thought" show.

  • Grant Blankenship has been promoted to Feature Editor.

Reporter Newspapers

  • Check out the paper's new podcast, hosted by John Ruch, Dyana Bagby, and Evelyn Andrews.

  • Carol Neimi joins as a columnist covering inspirational stories.

Rolling Out - We've added this magazine and contact Tigner Rand to our database.

Vox - Congrats to Rachel Wallack who received the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta "Tikkun Olam" Community Impact Award.


  • Reporter Johnny Kauffman will be off at Harvard (in Cambridge, MA) for the next year studying how to do better reporting about voting. This is part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Don't worry! He'll be back. (Editor's Note: Yeah, I totally messed this up somehow in my May Musings newsletter. Sorry, Johnny!)

  • Myke Johns departs the station. He'll be producing podcasts at How Stuff Works.


  • Congrats to Atlanta writer and PR guy Jon Waterhouse (works for Lenz Marketing) who was featured this month on Fox5 for his new Star Wars comic book, "A Tauntaun Tail."


  • Alison Mastrangelo joins as sports reporter/anchor.

  • Myrna Davis Brown departs the People 2 People show.

Wussy magazine has launched a new online TV series, "The Trans Agenda." Check it out at


  • Donesha Aldridge joins as Digital Content Producer.

News from the PR Dept.

  • Rachel Tobin and Lori Geary have joined Lexicon PR.


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