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



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Here's how you can help build a newsroom that centers Black Atlantans
By Jewel Wicker • Issue #24 • View online
Capital B is set to launch January 2022.
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 make TikToks with my family. (I failed. You will never see the drafts. It’s for the best.)
I’m excited to be back to work this week for the final month of the year! I really want to thank y'all for your patience as I develop this space. Outside of us being in a pandemic year, I started this newsletter as a means of keeping you all updated on my work… Then, I proceeded to slow my writing assignments down SIGNIFICANTLY to work on a few long-term projects that I haven’t been able to discuss.
The good news is I get to FINALLY talk about one of the things I’ve been working on today.
Capital B Atlanta's team (ICYMI)
As I announced here a few months ago, I’ve been working with a new national non-profit media organization to launch its first local newsroom in Atlanta. Earlier this month, we announced that Gavin Godfrey will lead the Atlanta team and Adjoa Danso will serve as our community engagement editor. To say I’m excited about their vision for how Capital B Atlanta will cover Atlanta with Black readers in mind would be an understatement. (We’re currently hiring for two reporter roles, too. Apply here to work with Capital B as a health or criminal justice reporter.)
Today is an election day in Atlanta and if you’ve been paying any attention to media coverage and the way misinformation has been spread on social media, I don’t have to tell you how crucial it is that Atlanta have a newsroom that delivers timely, in-depth, credible news about and for our city’s Black residents. Our hope is that by launching as a non-profit, we’re able to prioritize community listening sessions and deliver stories that oftentimes end up shelved in a traditional advertising model.
Giving Tuesday
That brings me to Giving Tuesday. If you want to support this new local journalism effort, you can become a founding member of Capital B here.
Be sure to sign up to receive updates about the Atlanta newsroom, and follow the organization’s new branded social media accounts, too.
What I'm Listening To (And Watching):
  • Hooked (Apple podcasts)
  • Slow Burn (Slate) (This latest season is on the 1992 L.A. Riots and Rodney King.)
  • Sweet Bobby (Turtoise Media) (I thought I was over “catfishing” stories but I THOUGHT WRONG.)
  • Summer Walker’s Still Over It (still)
Summer Walker, Ari Lennox - Unloyal (Live From The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon)
Summer Walker, Ari Lennox - Unloyal (Live From The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon)
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