ATLANTA (April 7, 2015) - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution went looking for a new breaking news reporter, and it found one with a nice mix of old and new media experience. But I bet it was the reporter's new media experience that won him the job.
The newest Breaking News Reporter at the AJC is Tyler Estep, who left the Gwinnett Daily Post where he served as "Multimedia Journalist" - after five years. With all due respect (which usually means the exact opposite) to the Gwinnett paper, I'm sure Tyler's experience breaking news for Curbed Atlanta played a larger role in the Atlanta paper's decision to hire him.
Curbed Atlanta, led by Editor Josh Green and part of the Vox new media empire, aggressively covers entitlement and development stories across the metro. In fact, Curbed often breaks big stories about when and why new dirt will be moved.
As a breaking news reporter, Estep has been writing a lot of crime stories, something he did well at the Gwinnett daily. But the AJC is savvy enough to know that as commercial real estate continues to be a huge story here, they have a breaking news reporter who can pitch in.
It All Starts With Real Estate.
- Tony Wilbert, The Wilbert Group