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Mitch's Media Musings - March 2023

Mitch's Media Musings

Feb. 16 - March 15, 2023


ASBPE - The American Society of Business Publication Editors annual conference and awards banquet will be in Atlanta in May. Details.

Lorenzo "Lo" Jenks died this months. Jenks became the first Black television news reporter in Atlanta in 1967. The Atlanta Press Club inducted Jenks into its Hall of Fame in 2022.

Grace Donnelly joins CTVC as Executive Editor (@climatetech_vc)

Appen Media

  • Check out this great story from Editor and Publisher magazine about this family-owned media company. Read the story here.

  • We visited with the Appen team this month at their first Appen Press Club event.

Atlanta Civic Circle - Ryan Zickgraf joins as Democracy Reporter

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Jim Gaines joins as a reporter covering Fulton County

  • Justin Price joins as a Data Journalist

Daily Report - The Daily Report has an opening for its business of law reporter position. Duties include coverage of lawyers and law firms, such as law firm/legal industry trends. It has excellent pay and benefits. Interested? For more information or to apply visit,

Georgia Public Broadcasting - We've added Sonia Murray, Digital Content Manager, to our database.

Podcast - Soyini Coke launches a new podcast, "Capitalism Done Right." Check it out at

(The) Proud Asian - Crystal Bui launches a new digital website focused on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Check it out at

Sports Across the Board - Now in its third season, show host Gary McKillips recently had former Hawks GM Pete Babcock on the show. He’s an expert on Black History as it pertains to the NBA. He’s also studied the Kennedy assassination.

WANF TV / Atlanta News First

  • Doug Reardon joins as political reporter

  • Asia Wilson joins as a general assignment reporter

  • Karli Barnett joins as a new anchor/reporter. She was most previously with CBS4 in Miami. WMAZ in Macon is also on her resume and she's a UGA grad.

WSB TV - Justin Wilfon departs TV news for a soon-to-be-announced new adventure. Update: He's announced that he's co-owner of a new restaurant in Marietta called Marietta Melt Yard. He describes it as a "food truck inspired bar and restaurant."

WXIA TV/11Alive

  • Long-time anchor Dave Michaels died this month. He anchored from 1976-85 and later joined CNN.

  • Tresia Bowles survived her first day as an 11Alive reporter!

  • News Director Jennifer Rigby departs. She's joining Gray Television's in-house news research and consulting team.

News from the PR Dept.

Speaking Engagement: Martel Sharpe, founder of 404 Communications Firm, is set to speak at the University of West Georgia for "Media Day", March 8, on a panel titled "Career Success in an Evolving Media Landscape."

Leff & Associates is again representing MomoCon, one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country with fans of Japanese anime, American animation, and tabletop and video games coming together. Open 24-hours every day through the weekend, attendees will participate in and watch esports competitions, meet celebrity voice talent and designers, engage with the writers behind their favorite shows, games and comics, explore the independent video game section, and browse hundreds of vendors. Put it on your schedule for Memorial Day Weekend!



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