Mitch's Media Musings
June 16 - July 15, 2020
Atlanta Business Chronicle - The paper's June 26 edition was a black cover with the text "We've got work to do." Publisher David Rubinger talks about why and how the paper has shifted its reporting.
Atlanta Press Club - The Press Club is hosting a series of debates for the primary runoffs for Congressional Districts 1, 9 and 14. The series takes place July 19. Details: https://atlantapressclub.org/atlanta-press-club-loudermilk-young-debate-series-hosts-primary-election-debates/.
Business Radio X Gwinnett - We've added Amanda Pearch to the database. She hosts a show called "Celebrating Powerhouse Women."
Champion - Education reporter Taylor Robins has departed for a position at CNN.
Clayton Crescent - Congrats to Robin Kemp, who won several awards in the 2020 Georgia Press Association Contest! Weekly Division Photo Portfolio: 2nd PlaceDivision F Enterprise Story: 2nd PlaceBreaking News Writing: 3rd Place. As these were awards won with her former employer, the Clayton News, she sent a shout-out to former coworkers Joe Adgie, who won first place for an *amazing* shot that won Weekly Division Best Web Photo, and to Heather Middleton, who won Weekly Division Best Photo Gallery on a Newspaper Website.
CNN - Various reports say that CNN Center is going to be sold.
Taylor Beck has been named editor, publisher. He'd previously served as managing editor of the Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, AL.
Madison Graham moves to advertising director of the Walton Tribune.
The paper is owned by Patrick Graham, who also owns The Walton Tribune, The Sand Mountain Reporter, Jackson County Sentinel (Scottsboro, AL), Time-Journal (Fort Payne, AL).
Georgia News Network
John Clark's Georgia Focus segments are back on their air! Check out some recent segments via their Twitter feed @GANewsNetwork.
Matt McClure posted that they're looking for a part-time reporter/anchor.
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Check out their new podcast, "Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot." Reporter Sea Stachura tells the story of one of the first major Civil Rights era riots in the South. Link: https://www.gpbnews.org/programs/shots-back-exhuming-1970-augusta-riot.
An award win from the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA), second place in the "short documentary" category for a piece on the story of Richard Jewell. The winning team included Virginia Prescott, Pria Mahadevan, Jesse Nighswonger, Grant Blackenship, and Marylynn Ryan. Listen: https://tinyurl.com/ydfxapo9.
Kiss 104.1 - Twanda Black is no longer with the station. Details from the AJC's Rodney Ho: https://tinyurl.com/y82a9g5e
Radio Tucker - Jason Becknell, a former 11Alive producer who's now at The Weather Channel, has a new side hobby. He's launched Radio Tucker. He says "After having this idea for many years, I finally acted in creating a “local” radio station for Tucker and the surrounding communities. Radiotucker.com signed on [July 4]."
Radio Tucker’s mission is to be “locally programmed, globally enjoyed” - While it can be heard around the world via the internet the content will be hyper-local focused as if it was a traditional FM radio station on Main Street.
Content includes music, weather and local specialty programs.
You can find the station at www.radiotucker.com, on Facebook at Radio Tucker, and on Instagram at @radiotucker.
WABE - Candace Wheeler departs for a position with the CDC.
WGST - The station will be changing its format. It'll now be part of the Black Information Network.
WSB Radio - Atlanta Morning News Sunday is back!
News from the PR Dept