Mitch's Media Musings - March 2021

Mitch's Media Musings

Feb. 16 - March 15, 2021


General


4 Questions Journalist Spotlight - Check out our latest interviews with Carol Morgan, Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Tammy Joyner and Sean Keenan with Atlanta Civic Circle, and Kiplyn Primus with WCLK Radio. You can watch in video format or listen to audio: https://www.leffsatlantamedia.com/q4-journalists. You can also find our podcasts on just about any podcast platform (Apple, Amazon, Spotify, iHeartRadio, etc.)


Podcasting

  • We've added Jeremy Powell to the Leff's Atlanta Media databse. He's producing podcasts for the North Fulton Neighbor, the Gwinnett Daily Post, and the Cherokee Ledger.

  • GPB has a new person in charge of their podcasts. Scroll down for details.

  • Check out "Gaining Ground," Jewel Wicker's podcast

  • Take a listen to a new podcast from Jenn Hobby and Melissa Carter. "The Friendzy" can be heard every Wednesday around 11 a.m. (ish) on Facebook at @thefriendzy. The hosts say their podcast is "changing the conversation around age, so that women can celebrate all their years rather than lie about them. It’s an honest and humorous take on what it means to claim your real age while rejoicing in it!"

AFC Indie Filmmaking Podcast - New name! New website! Formerly the Atlanta Film Chat podcast.


Atlanta INtown - The paper's added a couple of new features: Women + Wine, and a column by Kelly McCoy about Atlanta radio.


Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Kristal Dixon is now covering DeKalb County Schools in addition to Cobb Schools.

  • Wilborn Nobles is now covering Atlanta City Hall.

Atlanta Voice - We're sorry to report that Marshall Latimore, executive editor and chief content officer, died this month. “Marshall stood in the epicenter of this Atlanta treasure as we have transformed The Atlanta Voice into a multi-media powerhouse set to grow our legacy for generations to come,” said Janis Ware, publisher. “His leadership cannot be replaced but his direction will be followed as our mission continues to be a voice for the voiceless.” Details: https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/the-atlanta-voices-editor-in-chief-marshall-latimore-dies-at-36/.


Dunwoody Crier - We've added Cathy Cobbs as a contact.


Ebony and Jet magazines announced a return to digital publication and that they'll be somewhat based in Atlanta. More details pending.


GPB Radio

  • Sean Powers, Director of Podcasting, departs as of March 16. He'll be joining the E.W. Scripps Company’s Washington Bureau as a senior producer on the next season of its investigative podcast, Verified. But you'll be happy to know that he's staying in Atlanta.

  • Jess Mador replaces Powers as GPB’s newest podcast producer. She comes from WYSO public radio in Ohio.

  • Tiffany Griffith has been hired as Morning Edition producer and fill-in host. She formerly was an assignment editor at Fox 5 Atlanta and anchor at iHeartMedia.

  • Teya Ryan, formerly President and CEO, is now "simply" CEO (like that's not enough work, right?)

  • Bert Wesley Huffman is now President and Chief Revenue Officer

  • Adam Woodlief is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology

Neighbor Newspapers

  • Elizabeth Nouryeh-Clay added as reporter for the Roswell Neighbor

Reporter Newspapers - We've added digital editor Chad Radford to our Leff's Atlanta Media database. Also, check out their new three-times-a-week digital newsletter, "Rough Draft." Click here to subscribe: https://www.roughdraftatlanta.com/.


Secret Atlanta - We've added secretatlatna.co to the Leff's Atlanta Media database. Lots of news about events, culture, food, etc. Check it out.


WAGA TV/Fox5

  • Former anchor Karen Graham has launched Sign1News a new network that provides up-to-the-minute news and information in American Sign Language for deaf and hard of hearing viewers around the world. Link: https://tinyurl.com/yaqe584h

  • Congrats to Janice Yu, who got engaged this month!

WVEE - Steak Shapiro will do weekly food and restaurant segments for V-103. Details from the AJC's Rodney Ho: https://tinyurl.com/y7cfzesm.


WXIA TV/11Alive - Kristin Crowley joins the investigative team. She comes from WREX in Rockford, IL.


News from the PR Dept.

  • Morieka Johnson is moving from Cox to Emory University where she'll be the Director of Communications for the Department of Public Safety.

  • Kay McKenzie died this month. The AJC did a full obit on her life and work as a public relations professional and as an activist. Read: https://tinyurl.com/yzf6edd5.

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