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Mitch's Media Musings - January 2022

Mitch's Media Musings

December 16, 2021 - January 15, 2022


Karon Warren is working on a new book, "100 Things to Do in the North Georgia Mountains Before You Die," which will be published by Reedy Press in September 2022. To learn more and follow this writing and publishing journey, follow her Facebook page at

4 Questions Journalist Spotlight - Check out our latest interviews with Tracy Carmony and Janet Dekle with You can watch in video format or listen to audio: You can also find our podcasts on just about any podcast platform (Apple, Amazon, Spotify, iHeartRadio, etc.).

Appen Media

  • Jake Drukman joins as a general assignment reporter, covering Alpharetta and Forsyth counties. A recent graduate of the University of Georgia, Drukman was news editor at The Red & Black, where he oversaw a team of reporters covering Athens and UGA. Look for Jake and his colleague, Chamain Cruz, in an upcoming "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight."

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • We mentioned last month that Janel Davis was departing for the Washington Post. We've since learned that she'll be their new Deputy Education Editor.

  • Rosana Hughes joins the paper from Tennessee, where she wrote for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Business Radio X - Forsyth - We've added this new media outlet to the database. Amanda Pearch is the producer.

Neighbor Newspapers

  • Check out the paper's new and improved website at You'll find similar changes for their papers in Rome, Madison, Marietta, and Cherokee.

  • Suzanne Ringers, Booking Producer, Evenings

  • Morning booker Janet Dekle and Director of Live News Tracy Carmony are featured this month in our "4 Questions Journalist Spotlight." Take a listen and learn all about

One Topic - We've added this podcast to our Atlanta media database. It's hosted by Autumn Fischer and Greg Russ. Here's how they describe their podcast: "Fischer and Russ are tackling life’s big issues one topic at at time. A whole episode dedicated to salt? Sure, they’d be open to that. A discussion about that old movie you wouldn’t think anyone would ever feel the need to talk about in-depth? Already done it. If you’re a thoughtless chump who holds no curiosity for the world around you, don’t waste your time listening to this podcast. But if you’re self-aware, smart, and fall for reverse psychology, One Topic is the show for you.

ProPublica - We've added Aliyya Swaby to our database. She's covering issues impacting children, young people, and families.

WABE - Emily Wu joins WABE covering immigration issues.

WGCL TV/CBS46 - Jada Furlow joins on the assignment desk.

WXIA TV - Karina Flores Negron joins as Research Director

News from the PR Dept

  • Rick Badie joins the City of Lilburn. He'd previously been with the USPS, and is a former AJC reporter.



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