APC Announces the 2014 Awards of Excellence Finalists

United Way 2015 sqaureThe Atlanta Press Club is proud to announce the finalists for its 2014 Awards of Excellence. All finalists are listed below. 

The Awards of Excellence recognize the best in Atlanta journalism. Join us at a reception on April 20 as we announce the winners. Buy your tickets now. Reception details are below. United Way is the presenting sponsor of this reception. 

We thank everyone who nominated a journalist or entered for a 2014 Awards of Excellence. Journalists from the National Press Club judged the record number of entries we received; and it’s time to announce the winners.

 

2014 Awards of Excellence Finalists 

Print, Daily
Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dan Klepal and Brad Schrade, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Willoughby Mariano, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Print, Nondaily
Christine Van Dusen, Atlanta Magazine
Duane Stanford, Bloomberg
Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine

Print Photography
Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing
John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
David Tulis, Associated Press 

Broadcast, Radio Reporting
Adam Ragusea, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Jim Burress, 90.1 WABE
Sarah McCammon, Georgia Public Broadcasting 

Broadcast, TV Reporting
Catie Beck and Shawn Hoder, WXIA
Erica Byfield, WSB
Rebecca Lindstrom, WXIA
Brad Stone, WSB
Mark Winne, WSB 

Broadcast, Video Production
Jon Goss, WGCL
Nick Moran, WXIA
Jon Samuels, WXIA 

Digital/Online Reporting 
Moni Basu, CNN
Gregory Gilderman, Neil Katz and Katie Wiggin, The Weather Channel
Emily Merwin and Ashlyn Still, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg
Catherine Shoichet, CNN 

Photography, Single Image
Curtis Compton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ben Gray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
David Tulis, Associated Press 

Photography, Gallery
Curtis Compton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing
David Tulis, Associated Press

 Commentary
Bill Torpy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brenda Wood, WXIA
Joe Kirby, Marietta Daily Journal 

Rising Star
Max Blau, Creative Loafing
Rachel Stockman, WSB
Sean Powers, Georgia Public Broadcasting 

Reporting on Civil and Human Rights
Rodney Carmichael, Creative Loafing
Gregory Gilderman, Neil Katz and Katie Wiggin, The Weather Channel
Willoughby Mariano, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Impact Award
The 2014 Atlanta Press Club Impact Award will be given to Richard Eldredge,
Contributing Editor, Atlanta Magazine and Senior Editor, VOX Teen Communications.

 

WHEN
Monday, April 20
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Awards Presentation

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4900
Atlanta, GA 30303

R.S.V.P.
To register click here or call 404.577.7377.
Members may purchase tickets for $20 and tables of ten for $200.
Nonmembers may purchase tickets for $30 and tables of ten for $300. 

For more information on this event please contact the Atlanta Press Club at 404.577.7377 or info@atlpressclub.org

 

 

The Atlanta Press Club appreciates the support of SmallTownPapers in producing the APC Awards of Excellence contest site. SmallTownPapers, Inc. specializes in digital preservation and provides scanning and hosting services for hundreds of weekly newspapers. Additionally, the company created the BetterBNC online journalism contest platform that hosted our contest.

Conversation with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens at the Atlanta Press Club

Olens CroppedGTLA Logo jpg copyGeorgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club breakfast on April 22. Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is the presenting sponsor of this event. 

WHO

Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s 53rd Attorney General in January 2011.

As Attorney General, Olens has fought for stronger laws to protect Georgians. In 2012, he spearheaded the first comprehensive revision of Georgia’s sunshine laws in more than a decade. In 2013, he led the effort to stem the epidemic of prescription drug abuse with a law that requires pain management clinics to be licensed and regulated.

Ballard logo[1] copy 2Prior to being elected to Attorney General, Olens was Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, serving from August 2002 through March 2010.

WHEN
Wednesday, April 22
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Remarks and Q&A
9:15 a.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA  30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
This event is free for Atlanta Press Club members!
Nonmember price – $15

To register click here or call 404.577.7377

Tables and tickets may also be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Fulton County Chair John Eaves Previews His First State of the County Address

Eaves photo copyFulton County Commission Chair, John Eaves, will speak at an Atlanta Press Club breakfast on Monday, April 27. He will preview his first State of the County address.

WHO
In November 2014, Dr. John Eaves was elected to his third term as Chairman of the Fulton County Commission. As Chair, Eaves leads the state’s most populous and dynamic county, which includes the city of Atlanta. In 2013, Eaves launched Fulton County’s SMART Justice Advisory Council, a group of community and law enforcement leaders working to reduce recidivism rates, find alternative programs for first-time offenders, and help motivated inmates reclaim their lives.

Before entering politics, Chairman Eaves held leadership roles in nonprofit and academic arenas both nationally and abroad. Chairman Eaves is a graduate of Morehouse College; he has a Master’s Degree in Religion from Yale University and earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.

WHEN
Monday, April 27
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. – Remarks and Q&A
9:00 a.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Commerce Club attire is business or business casual.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.  

R.S.V.P.

This breakfast is open to the public.

 Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. 

APC member prices
General admission ticket – $10
Table of 10 – $100
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $125

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket – $15
Table of 10 – $150
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $200

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in breakfast may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

 

Tickets and tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org.

Gov. Nathan Deal Discusses Priorities For His Second Term


Gov.-Nathan-DealGov. Nathan Deal will be the featured speaker at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29. Brenau University is the presenting sponsor.

Brenau 2015WHO
Nathan Deal started his second term as Governor of Georgia in January 2015.

As Governor, Deal has prioritized education and child safety funding as state revenues rebound from the Great Recession. In 2014, the governor increased k-12 spending by more than half a billion dollars, and in his 2015 State of the State address he proposed the creation of a new Opportunity School District to rescue failing schools. As concerned about our children’s safety as he is about their GeorgiaEMCeducation, Gov. Deal has also started a three-year plan to add nearly 500 new child welfare case workers at DFCS.

Before being elected governor, Deal practiced law for 23 years. He also spent 12 years in the state Senate and 17 years in the U.S. Congress.

WHEN
Wednesday, April 29
Noon – Registration
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Remarks and Q&A
1:30 p.m. – Adjourn

WHERE
The Commerce Club
49th Floor
191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire. 

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
This luncheon is open to the public. 

Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. 

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

APC member prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450 

Tickets and tables may be purchased at www.atlantapressclub.org or by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48-business hour cancellation policy.

 

Behind Our Favorite Stories – The Journalists Tell All

Event Photo 15 - Godfrey with Banner copyJoin the Atlanta Press Club on May 5 as we take a closer look at the narratives you named Atlanta’s Favorite Stories Over the Past 50 Years.

As part of the Atlanta Press Club’s Forward at Fifty anniversary celebration last year, more than 3,500 votes were cast to select 10 of our favorite Atlanta stories over the past 50 years. To end the year of celebration, the stories were featured at the press club’s annual holiday party.

Now you are invited for a deeper conversation, in small-group settings, with some of the authors of the stories. If you love great journalism, and if you want to learn from great journalists, you’ll want to be there. And it’s free for press club members!

 

 Atlanta Favorite Stories 

 

FEATURED ATLANTA’S FAVORITE STORIES JOURNALISTS
Rodney Carmichael, Gavin Godfrey and Christina Lee – Straight Outta Stankonia (2014) for Creative Loafing
Hyde Post – The Color of Money (1988) for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dale RussellThe Fall of House Speaker Glenn Richardson (2009) for Fox 5 Atlanta
Michael Schwarz – When AIDS Comes Home (1989) for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ann WoolnerThe Damage That Naming a Suspect Does to the Innocent (1996) for the Daily Report

WHEN
Tuesday, May 5
6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Program and Q&A

Business Attire

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

R.S.V.P.
Atlanta Press Club members receive complimentary admission to this event!
Nonmember price - $15

Register here or by calling 404.577.7377

 

Mercedes-Benz CEO, Steve Cannon, Makes His Atlanta Debut at the Press Club

Steve Cannon 2012President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, Steve Cannon, will be the featured speaker at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 7. Norfolk Southern Corporation is the presenting sponsor.

Norfolk SouthernWHEN
Thursday, May 7
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12: 25 p.m. – Q&A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn 

WHERE
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree StreetAutotrader 2015
49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire. 

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient. 

R.S.V.P.
Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. Sandy Springs P COC 2015
This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

APC member prices
General admission ticket- $30
Table of 10 – $300
Table of 10 with table sign & program listing- $325

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket- $40
Table of 10- $400
Table of 10 with table sign & program listing- $450 

Tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

For media interviews, contact Lauri Strauss at 404-523-1318 or lstrauss@atlpressclub.org

Atlanta Press Club Social Media Mash-Up

Kirkyard LogoGrab your smartphone and join us on May 7 for a night of connections! Just like other Atlanta Press Club mixers you’ll enjoy laughs and libations, but at the Social Media Mash-Up you’ll be networking in cyberspace too.

At the mash-up your photos, tweets and videos will be displayed for other attendees (and those following along at home) to see and engage with you.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA
#APCSocialMash @AtlPressClub

WHEN
Thursday, May 7
6:00 p.m.

WHERE
Kirkyard Public House
1963 Hosea L Williams Dr. NE
Atlanta, GA 30317 

Attendees are encouraged to bring smartphones, tablets, etc.

There is a free parking lot across the street from the Kirkyard Public House. Street parking is also available on Hosea Williams Dr. and Howard St.

R.S.V.P.
This event open to the public and free to attend! Reservations are requested so we know how many to expect.

Register here or by calling 404.577.7377.

ABOUT THE ATLANTA PRESS CLUB
The Atlanta Press Club is one of the largest and most dynamic professional journalism associations in the country.The membership encompasses Atlanta’s burgeoning media community – print, broadcast and online, large and small, national and local media outlets. More than half the Club’s more than 500 members are working journalists, the balance consist of public relations professionals, educators, retirees and students. The APC’s mission is to serve the evolving professional, educational and social needs of our media community, foster journalistic excellence and advance the public’s interest in and understanding of a free press. Please visit www.atlantapressclub.org or call 404.577.7377 for more information.

 

Poynter at the Press Club: Social Media and Journalism

Katie Hawkins-Gaar, digital innovation faculty member at The Poynter Institute, will partner with a team of experts, to lead a series of workshops on Saturday, May 16 hosted by The Atlanta Press Club.

THE SESSIONS
Session 1 – Making the Most of Audience Engagement
(9:00- 10:00 a.m.)
Instructor: Katie Hawkins-Gaar, Digital Innovation Faculty, Poynter Institute 

“Engagement” is a popular buzzword in the journalism industry these days, but what does it mean, and why should journalists care? Katie Hawkins-Gaar, digital innovation faculty at The Poynter Institute and former editor of CNN iReport, shares why audience engagement is something all newsrooms should be focused on.

Session 2User-Generated Content 101: How to Solicit, Verify and Connect with Your Audience
(10:15 – 11:15 a.m.)
Instructor: Daphne Sashin, Producer, CNN iReport

Daphne Sashin, features producer for CNN iReport, the network’s worldwide citizen journalism community, will share tips, tricks and best practices for working with citizen journalists. From getting your audience to participate in a meaningful way to verifying user-generated content, Sashin will present her most valuable lessons.

Session 3 – Storytelling Through Social: Documenting Stories in Real-time To Strengthen Reporting (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Katie Hawkins-Gaar, Digital Innovation Faculty, Poynter Institute

With real-life examples from a variety of news outlets using a variety of social media platforms, Hawkins-Gaar will share how journalists can use social to reach new audiences, strengthen their personal brands, and tell stories in new and interesting ways.

Lunch Break* and Discussion – The Secrets to Managing Millennials
(12:45 - 1:30 p.m.)
Discussion Facilitators:  Katie Hawkins-Gaar and Mike Toppo, VP and Sr. Editorial Director, CNN

What are millennials looking for in jobs? What’s the best way to inspire younger employees? Do millennials even like being called “millennials”? Katie Hawkins-Gaar and CNN’s Mike Toppo will discuss these questions and more in a cross-generational lunchtime conversation.

*Attendees may purchase a Panera Bread boxed lunch including a sandwich, chips, cookie and drink for $15. Lunches must be purchased by Thursday, May 14.  

Session 4 – The Keys to Brainstorming and Better Meetings
(1:45 – 2:45 p.m.)
Instructor: Katie Hawkins-Gaar 

In most newsrooms, meetings are viewed as a necessary evil. But they don’t have to be. With the right approach, meetings can boost productivity, accountability and foster creativity. Hawkins-Gaar will share tips on how to improve meetings in your newsroom and lead an interactive group exercise. 

Session 5 – Fostering Creativity: How to Run Your Newsroom Like a Startup
(3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) 
Instructor: Karyn Lu, Director of Product and Partnerships, HLN

As the news industry experiences rapid change, it’s ever-important for newsrooms to be able to adapt to new ideas, workflows and technologies. Karyn Lu, Director for Product and Partnerships at CNN, will share what newsrooms can learn from nimble startups adept at navigating change.

Attendees may choose to register for one, two, three, four or all five sessions.

WHEN
Saturday, May 16
8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – Session 1
10:15 a.m.- Session 2
11:30 a.m. - Session 3
12:45 p.m. – Lunch* and Discussion
1:45 p.m. - Session 4
3:00 p.m. - Session5

*Attendees may purchase a Panera Bread boxed lunch including a sandwich, chips, cookie and drink for $15. Lunches must be purchased by Thursday, May 14.

WHERE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
223 Perimeter Center Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30346

There is free parking at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Dunwoody MARTA station is also convenient. 

Dress is casual or business casual.

R.S.V.P.
This event is open to the public. Seating is limited.

Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. 

APC member prices
$15 – Session 1 – Making the Most of Audience Engagement
$15 – Session 2 – User Generated Content 101
$15 – Session 3 – Storytelling Through Social
$15 – Boxed Panera Bread Lunch (Includes sandwich, chips, cookie and drink)
$15 – Session 4 – The Keys to Brainstorming and Better Meetings
$15 – Session 5 – Fostering Creativity
$60 – All Five Sessions (Save 20% by registering for the full day)

Nonmember prices
$25 – Session 1 – Making the Most of Audience Engagement
$25 – Session 2 – User Generated Content 101
$25 – Session 3 – Storytelling Through Social
$15 – Boxed Panera Bread Lunch (Includes sandwich, chips, cookie and drink)
$25 – Session 4 – The Keys to Brainstorming and Better Meetings
$25 – Session 5 – Fostering Creativity
$100 – All Five Sessions (Save 20% by registering for the full day)

Attendees may choose to register for one, two, three, four or all five sessions.

Tickets may be purchased at www.atlantapressclub.org or by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

WHO
Katie Hawkins-Gaar is the Institute’s first digital innovation faculty member. Prior to Poynter, she was the editor for CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community. A leading expert in user-generated content, Hawkins-Gaar was responsible for overseeing the site, setting verification standards, and leading an editorial team of producers based in Atlanta and London.

Hawkins-Gaar started at CNN in 2007 as an associate producer of interactives for CNN Digital. The following year, she joined the CNN iReport team. She was promoted to iReport producer in 2010, senior producer in 2011, and was named editor in February 2014. Throughout her career, she has produced several standout multimedia projects. In 2011 and 2012, Hawkins-Gaar coordinated iReport’s inventive on-the-ground presence at South by Southwest

Poynter at the Press Club: Tips from “America’s Writing Coach” Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark, renowned writer and teacher at The Poynter Institute, will lead two writing workshops based on his acclaimed books on Saturday, June 6 hosted by The Atlanta Press Club.

Roy’s books will be available for purchase from Eagle Eye Bookshop.

THE SESSIONS
Session 1 – Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)

You need tools, not rules! Roy Peter Clark condenses decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective.

Session 2 - How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times (10:45 – 12:15 p.m.)

Roy Peter Clark teaches the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. In this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, headlines, essays, letters, Tweets and even self-descriptions for online dating services.

Attendees may choose to register for one or both sessions.

WHEN
Saturday, June 6
8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m.  - Session 1
10:45 a.m. – Session 2

WHERE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
223 Perimeter Center Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30346

There is free parking at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Dunwoody MARTA station is also convenient. 

R.S.V.P.
This event is open to the public. Seating is limited.

Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register. 

APC member prices
$15 – Session 1 – Writing Tools
$15 – Session 2 – How to Write Short
$25 – Both Sessions (Save 15% by registering for the full day)

Nonmember prices
$30 – Session 1 – Writing Tools
$30 – Session 2 – How to Write Short
$50 – Both Sessions (Save 15% by registering for the full day) 

Attendees may choose to register for one or both sessions.

 Tickets may be purchased at www.atlantapressclub.org or by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

WHO
Roy Peter Clark has taught writing at Poynter since 1979. Over three decades he has served the institute as dean, vice president, senior scholar, and member of the Board of Trustees. Clark has written or edited 17 books on writing and journalism, the most popular and influential being “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.”

 

Atlanta’s Favorite Stories: 1964 – 2014

 

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Atlanta’s Favorite Stories: 1964 – 2014

The ten stories listed below were selected as Atlanta’s Favorite News Stories Over the Past 50 Years. These stories represent all forms of journalism - print, broadcast, radio and digital media
- since the press club’s founding in 1964.

 

How Were The Favorite Stories Selected?

The Atlanta Press Club is proud to be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. As part of our anniversary, we engaged members and the public in a search for Atlanta’s favorite news stories of the past 50 years.

Throughout 2014, people submitted their favorite news stories from the Atlanta area, which were narrowed down to a top 30 list by a panel of Atlanta Press Club members. From the top 30 list, the public then voted for their favorites. The Press Club received more than 3,500 votes to determine Atlanta’s ten favorite stories.

 

Who’s Out of Step in Atlanta (1964) By Eugene Patterson for The Atlanta Constitution

Eugene Patterson’s work won the Pulitzer Prize and drew widespread attention to the Civil Rights Movement as it played out locally, statewide and nationally. This is one such column urging restaurant owners to desegregate their establishments.

 

Nobel Prize Reminds Us (1964) By Ralph McGill for The Atlanta Constitution

This story represents the power of Ralph McGill, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and publisher of The Atlanta Constitution. In this piece, McGill issues a call that still resonates today about personal choice, respect and Atlanta’s legacy. 

 

They’re Killing Our Children (1981) by Boyd Lewis for WABE

Boyd Lewis brought tragedy to light. This report recognized a frightening pattern: the unsolved murders of 20 black children, and demonstrated the overwhelming fear it brought upon Atlanta’s African-American community and their desperation for justice. 

 

The Color of Money (1988) by Bill Dedman for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This is a powerful and exhaustively reported four-day series of more than 20 stories demonstrating that banks rarely offered credit in Atlanta’s middle income black and integrated neighborhoods. The series and its conclusions are fundamentally data-based and explore every aspect of redlining in Atlanta.

 

When AIDS Comes Home (1989) by Steve Sternberg and Michael Schwarz for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“When AIDS Comes Home” was the culmination of 18 months of reporting and photography by Steve Sternberg and Michael Schwarz. The story focused on 33-year-old Tom Fox of Atlanta and the battle he waged against AIDS with the support of his family and a community of friends who were also infected with the virus — all of them determined to pack a lifetime into a few months of borrowed time. 

 

The Damage That Naming a Suspect Does to the Innocent (1996) by Ann Woolner for Daily Report

On July 30, 1996, the media descended on Richard Jewell, the security guard at Centennial Olympic Park hailed for discovering a bomb, then suspected of planting it. That week Ann Woolner wondered whether Jewel might be innocent. Attached is her resulting opinion column.

 

Why Is Genarlow Wilson In Prison? (2006) by Chandra Thomas Whitfield for Atlanta Magazine

This is a story of race, of conscience, of community, of unlimited resources and of a mother’s love. It lays out events and the law clearly without being sensational. 

 

The Fall of House Speaker Glenn Richardson (2009) by Dale Russell for Fox5 Atlanta

It was the story that led to the resignation of Georgia’s second most powerful public official, a total shake-up in Georgia’s legislative leadership, and the promise of strong ethics reform throughout the state.

 

Around the Clock at Waffle House (2010) by Besha Rodell for Creative Loafing

This is a feature on one of Atlanta’s favorite establishments. The article paints a vibrant picture of a day inside the Waffle House on Cheshire Bridge Road.

 

Straight Outta Stankonia IntroductionPage 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9Page 10Page 11Page 12Page 13Page 14Page 15Page 16Page 17 (2014) by Rodney Carmichael, Gavin Godfrey and Christina Lee for Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing invites you to take a stroll through Atlanta’s past and see how OutKast, America’s preeminent hip hop duo, transformed the identity of the Atlanta.