Two members of the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission have resigned, and Gov. Brian Kemp has made several new appointments following my investigation into the terms and eligibility of the board that oversees state-run Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Marietta Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera and White County Schools Assistant Superintendent Scott Justus had…

Everything That Rises Must Converge


The Nemesis of my Nemesis is Not My Friend. And We’re Not Related

Two of my biggest concerns about Georgia media for the last few years, political control and unchecked shenanigans at state-run Georgia Public Broadcasting and the rise of an alt-right local media…

Lawmakers in Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Senate tried to cut nearly half a million dollars from Georgia Public Broadcasting’s state funding because “some members of the Senate are not happy with some of our content, but mostly on the NPR radio side” according to emails from GPB’s CEO Teya Ryan to…

GPB Billboard with Fox News Billboard Behind

After a tumultuous year in which Georgia played an outsized role in national politics, and after years of political interference, conflicts of interest, and cronyism at its state-run public broadcaster, NPR’s Public Editor finally wrote something about GPB.

But instead of forthrightly tackling its ethical lapses, the column praises one…

Extensive cross-promotion agreements and joint TV specials by Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal deepening ties between the two media organizations.

Added to an ongoing radio relationship, the arrangement between a public broadcaster, whose oversight body is politically appointed, and a legacy regional newspaper, owned by the state’s…

Brian Bannon

Atlanta writer and comedian. Occasional citizen journalist. Diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 40. No relation to Steve.

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