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Mitch's Media Musings - Oct. 2020

Mitch's Media Musings

Sept. 16 - Oct. 15, 2020


Over the past month, our "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight" has shined on the work of a number of talented journalists.

Atlanta Inno - Erin Schilling joins as a reporter, replacing the recently departed Madison Hogan.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Patricia Murphy joins as a political writer. She's got a great portfolio, including work for CQ Roll Call, the Daily Beast, AOL News, GPB, and Garden & Gun. Here's more about her from the AJC:

  • Gracie Bond Staples has been named to the Atlanta Business League's 2020 list of "Atlanta's Top 100 Black Women of Influence."

Bitter Southerner - Founder Chuck Reece has departed.

Covington News - The paper has added a midweek edition.

Forsyth County News

  • David Roberts joins as sports writer.

  • Sabrina Kerns joins as staff writer.

Georgia Followers - Check out our "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight" with Rick Limpert!

Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Sarah Rose has been promoted to News Writer/Reporter.

Griffin Daily News

  • Tim Daly is now Managing Editor

  • Jennifer Reynolds is a staff writer

Repertoire - Alan Cherry is now Editor in Chief


  • Eric Perry joins as general assignment reporter. He was most recently with NBC12 in Richmond, Va.

WebMD - Laura Downey is now writing for this online health/medical site.


  • Check our "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight" with reporter Ashley Thompson.

  • Molly McCullum and Aiyana Cristal as no longer with the station.

  • Karyn Greer has been promoted! After 30 years, she's going to be a manager at the station. Her new title is Anchor/Reporter & Director of Content and Community Engagement. She'll be working with their younger reporter in a mentoring role, still producing stories for their "CSI Atlanta" segment and still anchoring their Noon show (but she won't be on the morning show anymore).

  • Rob Hughes is the new anchor on the morning show.

  • Meteorologist Ella Dorsey shifts to the morning show.

WSB Radio

  • Mark Alewine retires after 25 years with the station.


  • Long-time WSB TV reporter Don McClellan has died. Details:

  • Check out our "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight" with anchor/reporter Wendy Corona! Watch:


  • Paola Suro joins as a bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia journalist. She comes from WCPO in Cincinnati.

  • Matt Pearl has a new edition of his book, The Solo Video Journalist. What's new? He's completely revamped and expanded the section about online and social media, geared toward thriving in the digital world while still excelling on the air. Check out new chapters called “Career Chronicles,” which cover the increasing options for solo video journalists beyond the traditional paths in broadcast news. He's updated the guidance to adapt to many of the changes in equipment over the last half-decade, namely the rise of phone and DSLR/mirrorless cameras. He's added the MMJ Survey, in which nearly 100 soloists describe what they love – and don’t love – about the job.

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