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Mitch's Media Musings Sept 2023

Mitch's Media Musings

Aug. 16 - Sept 15, 2023


Writer Maryn McKenna has been awarded the 2023 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

Associated Press - Alex Sanz is now Global News Manager.

Atlanta magazine - It pains me to have to include this link. The Washington Post writes about recent editorial departures at the magazine in this August story. The story reports several resignations, including senior editor Heather Buckner, editor Kamille Whittaker, and deputy editor Sam Worley.

Axios - Wilborn Nobles joins as correspondent from the AJC

Capital B - Health reporter Kenya Hunter departs

Clayton Crescent - Publisher and Editor Robin Kemp has closed down her online news publication. She's done an incredible job covering Clayton County the last three plus year and that community will certainly miss her dedicated efforts. More details here. She's now working for The Current in Savannah.

Decaturish - Decaturish has signed a one-year partnership agreement with WANF TV/Atlanta News First. The agreement allows for content sharing and collaboration across both newsrooms. More details here.

Global Atlanta - This digital news outlet, focused on Atlanta's international community, has launched a brand new website.

One Topic Podcast - We've added this podcast to the database. What's it all about? "Autumn Fischer and Greg 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."

Saporta Report - Hannah Jones departs for a position with Park Pride.

Scripps News

  • Eric Ludgood departs. Next stop not yet announced.

  • Lindsay Tuchman departs. Next stop not yet announced.

WABE Radio

  • Juma Sei joins as education reporter

  • Julian Virgin joins as general assignment reporter


  • We've added sports producer Victor Prieto to the database

  • Congrats to Courtney Bryant on the birth of her daughter!

  • Johnny Edwards joins as an I-Team reporter.


  • We've added reporter Brittany Ford to the database

  • Anchor Rick Folbaum switches to the morning show from the evening news shift beginning Sept. 5

What's Up Dunwoody - We've added this online outlet to the database


  • We've added Renee Bottie-Wheeler to the database. She's a Senior Programming Editor/Producer and also works on the station's "Good News" segments that run during their morning newscasts.

WSB Radio

  • Mark Woolsey joins as part time anchor/reporter. He keeps trying to retire but he says "I guess I'm addicted to this business!"

  • Congrats to former News Director Chris Camp, who was inducted this month into the the Rhode Island Radio & TV Hall of Fame.

WXIA TV/11Alive

  • Daris Schneider-Bray is now a producer with NewsNation in Chicago

News from the PR Dept.

  • Former WANF reporter Aiyana Cristal has launched her own PR agency.

  • NEW's Public Relations (a Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance member) is collaborating with Atlanta Story Partners to publicize the film studio's trio of film projects including "The Games in Black & White" as well as "Genius of Sport" and "Shu: The Woman Who Invented Mid-Century Modernism." Learn more via



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