As Told To

By Jewel Wicker

Featuring insight into working as a freelance reporter and contextualizing Atlanta.

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#24・

Here's how you can help build a newsroom that centers Black Atlantans

Hi, friends. I hope y'all were able to enjoy some time with family and friends last week. (And, I hope y'all have thrown your leftovers out by now...I'm so sorry.) I had a pretty chill Thanksgiving that involved spending time playing games and attempting to m…

 
#23・

Thank you, Jovita

I don't really have much to say today, nor do I have any desire to take away from the meaningful words of those who personally and intimately knew and loved Jovita Moore. Mostly, I just want to say thank you to an Atlanta media legend who has been an inspirat…

#22・

"...We Are Broken, Too"

If all the news is breaking all the time, then we are broken, too. - Sam SandersIf the first three years of working as a freelance reporter were about hurling myself at every possible opportunity, this past year has been about stepping back. Stepping into a n…

 
#21・

~Some News~

If you follow me on Twitter, you might already know I announced some major news this morning. Capital B, a non-profit news organization launched by Lauren Williams, former editor-in-chief of Vox, and Akoto Ofori-Atta, former managing editor of The Trace, will…

 
#20・

I think I've said enough online this week...

I sent a couple of tweets criticizing anonymous IG news accounts this week and people acted like they'd lost their entire minds – cussing me out, calling me names and leaving rat emojis under my posts for three days. For the record, I stand by saying these ac…

 
#19・

Stop playing in freelancer's faces

Here's a quick word of advice for any freelance reporters who want to know how to tell if an editor/client is going to be a nightmare to work with. If their call for pitches or initial email features wildly unrealistic expectations for freelancers but doesn't…

 
#18・

Four

As of this month, it has officially been four years since I left the AJC to work as a freelance reporter and figure out if journalism was a career I wanted to continue to pursue. (Spoiler alert: I'm still a journalist and truly couldn't imagine doing anything…

 
#17・

Do we all secretly loathe social media?

I recently told one of my friends that I’m mostly interested in growing my social media following so I can gain more professional opportunities then deactivate my accounts. They thought I was being weird, but I was mostly being serious. I recognize that socia…