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André Gallant

Athens, Ga.
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  immigration, music business, agriculture, food, refugees, culture, music, art

Writer & photographer covering migrants, food systems, rural life, good characters. Editor: @cropstories. Forthcoming book: 'The High Low Tide' (UGA2018).

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A native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, André is deeply embedded in a foreign land: the South. The food is fried, the weather is hot, but he still gets up in the morning and tells stories one sentence at time – just like everybody else.

I'm currently employed by Morris Communications at the Ath...

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Jun 24, 2017

Important to emphasize that these are our local families being affected. Immigrants, yes, but also friends putting kids on same school bus

Jun 24, 2017

Learned about Carolina Fish Camps, and ate a bunch of fried catfish, at @southernfoodways Summer Symposium in Char…

Jun 23, 2017

Plenty to love during the first bit of @southernfoodways Summer Symposium in Charlotte. First and best crush? The …

Jun 22, 2017

RT @keiaishungry: Discovering the injustices of America has never made me want to leave it, it made me want to make it better.-@piko_e #SFACLT #immigrantstory

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing for a alternative weekly.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

I've definitely caught stories off social media, but at small papers, change is slower.