How Journalists and the Public Shape Our Democracy: From Social Media and “Fake News” to Reporting Just the Facts

This booklet is a media education guide geared toward the public that explores the role of journalism in our democracy. This is a joint project between the Atlanta Press Club, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Georgia Humanities. The Georgia First Amendment Foundation also provided support. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and The Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

Beyond stress: What journalists covering the 2024 election should know about burnout

The latest survey from the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media found that 70% of local journalists experienced work-related burnout. Burnout is an “occupational phenomenon,” but most of us don’t have the power to change the organizations we work for.

This presentation was created by the American Press Institute specifically for those working within news organizations to help journalists:

– Assess where they sit on the stress spectrum

– Understand what is inside and outside of their control

– Self-prescribe a set of actions for the election year to combat their unique blend of burnout.

How to file an Open Record Request in the State of Georgia

Check out this useful guide from the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.

Do you have an Open Records or Open Meetings question?

If you’re a reporter who has an Open Records or Open Meetings question, the Press Club’s First Amendment Committee may have an answer.  Email and put “Sunshine Law” in the subject line. This is a service for any working reporter, including those who are not APC members.

Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Laws

Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws, plus guides to using them. These are issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia and local governments must abide by them.

The Georgia Attorney General’s Open Government Mediation Program

This program can assist journalists and members of the public if their Open Records Request is not met. Keep in mind that the program takes cases on a voluntary basis and is not required by law to help. 

A guide to Open Government in Georgia from the Georgia First Amendment Foundation

Check out The Red Book, a useful resource on Georgia’s Sunshine Laws, published by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.

Add Atlanta Press Club to your Linkedin profile

Build your Linkedin profile and presence but adding your APC membership to your personal page. Click below for an easy how-to guide.