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Wendy Parker

Editor and Publisher, East Cobb News
Covers:  soccer, sports and culture, women's sports, sports history, olympics, college athletics, sports books, sports business

Editor/Publisher, local news site East Cobb News (@EastCobbNewsNow). Member, @LIONPubs. Recovering sportswriter (ex @AJC). On the side: @SportsBiblio.

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I'm a versatile web editor and sports journalist; sports history devotee; author of women's sports e-book, Beyond Title IX; former print and online journalist at Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In my current work I am a senior writer at Blue Star Media, a newly launched site that I helped develop a...

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@wparker — 3,542 followers, 30,348 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

The #VietnamWarPBS film is excellent. Heartbreaking but excellent.

Sep 20, 2017

RT @THR: Bernie Casey, football star turned actor, poet and painter, dies at 78  http://thr.cm/MDWMht  https://t.co/TjKjtRGFPn

Sep 20, 2017

RT @DanWolken: They're getting 42k on a Wednesday night for soccer in Atlanta. What a time to be alive.

Sep 18, 2017

RT @GeorgiaTech: GTENS ALERT: Stay inside due to violent protests on campus. Avoid Hemphill Avenue. Stay inside until told otherwise.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a staff writer for a weekly newspaper in suburban Atlanta. I covered local government, schools, public safety and business.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I've still got an old IBM Selectric and a dried-up bottle of White Out that I may donate to the Newseum.

How is social media changing news?

The ability to directly target readers, and to get rapid feedback, story ideas and breaking news tips from them, has been a great benefit.