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Atlanta: Communications


Newspapers and Magazines

One major daily newspaper serves Atlantans: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The major weeklies include The Atlanta Bulletin, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Mundo Hispanico (a Hispanic-oriented paper published since 1979). Numerous African American-oriented newspapers and magazines are published in Atlanta, including the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta's oldest continuously published (since 1928) African American newspaper, and The Atlanta Inquirer. About 16 other daily, weekly, and biweekly newspapers are circulated throughout the metropolitan area, most of them focusing on county and community news, consumer affairs, and business topics. Atlanta Magazine and KNOW Atlanta Magazine cover life in the city. Many other monthly magazines based in Atlanta are targeted at specific business, medical, educational, and hobbyist markets.

Television and Radio

Seven television stations, including major network affiliates, one PBS, one commercial, and two independents, broadcast in the Atlanta area; cable service is also available. In the 1970s, Atlanta became a national media force when entrepreneur Ted Turner launched his independent "superstation" WTBS-TV Superstation and the Cable News Network (CNN), viewed by cable television subscribers across the United States. As for radio, 24 stations based in Atlanta offer news, public service programming, and a variety of musical formats to metropolitan listeners.

Media Information: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 72 Marietta St., NW Atlanta, GA 30303; telephone (404) 522-4141; Atlanta Magazine, 260 Peachtree St., Ste. 300, Atlanta, GA 30303; telephone (404)527-5500; fax (404)527-5575

Atlanta Online

AccessAtlanta (local news, entertainment listings, real estate information, and a section that covers the Atlanta-area technology scene). Available www.accessatlanta.com

Arts in Atlanta. Available www.artsinatlanta.org

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. Available www.atlanta.com or www.acvb.com

Atlanta Daily World. Available www.AtlantaDailyWorld.com

Atlanta Downtown. Available www.atlantadowntown.com

Atlanta-Fulton County Library System. Available www.af.public.lib.ga.us/library

Atlanta History Center. Available www.atlhist.org

Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Available www.ajc.com

The Atlanta Nation (daily internet newspaper). Available www.atlantanation.com

Atlanta Public Schools. Available www.atlanta.k12.ga.us

City of Atlanta home page. Available www.atlantaga.gov

Fulton County home page. Available www.co.fulton.ga.us

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce home page. Available www.metroatlantachamber.com

Selected Bibliography

Allen, Frederick, Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City, 1946–1996 (Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1996)

Craig, Robert M., and Richard Guy Wilson, Atlanta Architecture: Art Deco to Modern Classic, 1929–1959 (Gretna: Pelican, 1995)

Mitchell, Margaret, Gone with the Wind. (New York: Macmillan, 1936)

Willard, Fred, Down on Ponce: A Novel (Atlanta, Ga.: Longstreet Press, 1997)


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