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Mitch's Media Musings - May 2020

Mitch's Media Musings

April 16 - May 15, 2020


Murrow Awards - Congrats to WXIA TV, WABE Radio and WSB Radio for winning this year!

  • WSB Radio - Breaking News Coverage, "I-75 Standoff"

  • WSB Radio - 6 p.m. Newscast

  • WABE Radio - Excellence in Sound, "Bystanders who perform CPR Exponentially increase survival rates"

  • WABE Radio - Excellence in Writing, "Trust your gut: what selling guns online is like"

  • WABE Radio - Podcast, "Buried Truths"

  • WXIA - Excellent in Video, "They don't hear our voices"

  • WXIA - Excellence in Writing, Matt Pearl

  • WXIA - Hard News, "When the wheels come off"

  • WXIA - News Documentary, "Plan G"

Atlanta magazine - Check out Thomas Wheatley's excellent story, "The Art of Giving." It's a focus on Arthur Blank and his life of philanthropy.

Clayton Crescent - Longtime Atlanta reporter Robin Kemp has launched a new online news outlet, the Clayton Crescent. Find it at Want to learn more about the new media source? Look for our "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight" interview with Kemp later this week. - Decaturish just hit a great milestone, with more than 1000 financial supporters!

East Cobber - The magazine has suspended print publication of its May issue. The weekly eNewsletter will continue.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Sophia Saliby departs for a position with public radio station WKAR out of Michigan State University.

Hypepotamus - Mike Jordan takes over editing duties from the departing Chanel Lee.


  • Alexa Liako departs. She's now a National Correspondent for Scripps based in Denver.

  • Brooke Zauner joins from WRDW in Augusta.



  • Congrats to the investigative team on an effort led by reporter Brendan Keefe. As he noted: "The Supreme Court of The United States just ruled that Georgia cannot copyright its law books and then charge you hundreds of dollars to see them. 11Alive was among the first news outlets to report this story years ago -- our emails with the GA legislative council were exhibits before the high court, and we filed an amicus brief in support of transparency on behalf of the People. Here's a link:

News from the PR Dept.

  • Check out our new and improved "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight"! We're changed up the format to make it a little more relevant to the world today. Our first two segments were with Virginia Prescott, host of "On Second Thought" on GPB, and Dan Whisenhunt, publisher of Here's a link:


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