Mitch's Media Musings October 2022
Mitch's Media Musings
Sept. 16 - Oct. 15, 2022
NATAS Gold and Silver Circle - Congrats to the journalists who received this recognition in September.
Silver Circle: Chip Zeller, WAGA/FOX5; Wayne Hereford, WTVA; Tracy Green, CBS46; Elise Durham; Dr. Henry Panion, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Justin Farmer, WSB TV; Dan Johnson, Independent; Robbin Steed, 11Alive
Gold Circle: Jocelyn Dorsey, WSB TV; Bill Hartman, WAGA TV; Walt Grayson, WJTV
The Reporter Newspapers, Rough Draft, Atlanta INtown, and WABE have partnered on a new segment, with Sammie Purcell and Mike Jordan, talking about what's happening around town. Listen for it on WABE Wednesday mornings around 9:45 a.m. and in the afternoon at 4:45 p.m. It'll also be on WABE TB (Channel 30). Details here.
Sydney Dangremond has departed for a PR job.
Appen's new Sandy Springs edition is live
JD Capelouto departs for a position at Semafor, a new global news platform (www.semafor.com).
Isaiah Singleton joins as general assignment reporter
Janelle Ward joins as general assignment reporter
Decatur magazine - Has named Katie Kelly Bell as one of the Top US Wine Journalists.
GaBiz magazine - Jennifer Franklin is the founding Editor in Chief
(The) New York Times - Rick Rojas is the new bureau chief. Richard Fausset is still around but covering other stories now.
State Affairs News - Jill Jordan Sieder joins as a reporter.
At a time when we often hear about older taverns shuddering their doors, “City Lights” launches a new series to celebrate the bars that have beaten the odds and survived for decades: “Cheers!” a toast to Atlanta’s ol
dest and most iconic watering holes. Details: https://tinyurl.com/2k8p8lza.
Finca Filter has recognized anchor Rose Scott with a beverage in her name, the "Rose by any other name" latte! it's got a touch of rose and cardamom.
Reporter Emil Moffatt departs.
The station (formerly WGCL) has official changed its call letters
Savannah Louie moves to a weekday reporting role from weekends
WSB TV - Kristen Holloway has joined the Nexstar affiliate in Kansas City as weekday anchor.
A very special honor for the family of reporter Veronica Waters. It was eight years ago that her dad, Dr. Rudolph E. Waters, Sr., passed away. He retired from Alcorn State as its longtime Executive Vice President (he was named EVP in 1970, but he was hired there in 1957!). Veronica's mom was hired there a few years later; they met and married and worked there until retirement (mom retired as a Prof. of Business Education). Rudolph Waters retired after 48 years of tireless service for ASU. In his name, the school created The Rudolph Waters Technology Center, a modern space for the School of Business. Waters received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul; his master’s at Boston University; and his doctorate at Kansas State. Here's more info: https://www.allredstolarski.com/rudolph-waters-technology-center/
WXIA / 11Alive
Nick Wooten joins as an investigate reporter from the Columbus Ledger Enquirer
Bill Dobilas joins as Managing Editor
Former A Scene anchor Francesca Amiker has been inducted into Vanderbilt University Student Media Hall of Fame. She says she's the youngest inductee in VSC’s Hall of Fame history (Class of 2012).
News from the PR Dept
From Fitzgerald PR - Create Gwinnett: Take a survey and help enhance Gwinnett’s creative and economic future. Create Gwinnett is Gwinnett County's first-ever Arts and Creative Economy Master Plan. If you live, work or play in Gwinnett, take a short online survey before Oct. 16. Your input will help planners understand where you are currently experiencing arts and cultural events, what types of activities you have participated in, and what is missing from Gwinnett County that can help arts and culture thrive. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Korean at https://bit.ly/CreateGwinnett-Survey.
Congrats to Ellen Hartman who was inducted into the Georgia Restaurant Association Hall of Fame. Ellen is one of three inaugural inductees to the Georgia Restaurant Hall of Fame for 2022. The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited the highest standard of excellence and professionalism in all aspects of the industry and have made significant contributions to Georgia’s restaurant industry and the Georgia Restaurant Association.
Marci Davis is PRSA Georgia's October Chapter Champion. Details here.
The PRSA GA Phoenix Awards dinner is Nov. 16. Details here.
Kennesaw State University is hiring a Media Relations Specialist. Three to four years experience. Details.