About Us

Our Mission is to bring quality, independent, local journalism and diverse voices to the metro Athens area. It is our belief that vibrant communities need the free flow of reliable local information so they can be empowered to make informed decisions about their economic, social, and political lives.

Staff

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Publisher

Joe Johnson

joejohnson@classiccitynews.com

706.713.1690

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Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Johnson

dawnjohnson@classiccitynews.com

706.713.1690

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Bio:

Joe Johnson graduated from Pace University with a degree in Journalism in 1986. He has worked for the New York News Day, The Greenwich Times, and The Athens Banner Herald and won numerous awards for his reporting. Joe was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, published the true crime book, Thief: The Bizarre Story of Fugitive Financier Martin Frankel, and was a Fellow of the Annenburg Institute for Justice and Journalism, University of Southern California.