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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 @EastCobbNewsNow & member @LIONPubs. Recovering sportswriter (ex @AJC) & proprietress @SportsBiblio. Fan of ampersands.

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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...

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.