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Clay Voytek

Clay Voytek

Clay Voytek is an Atlanta-based freelance journalist covering social issues, public policy and culture. Voytek is also a presidential scholar at Georgia State University, where he'll graduate this spring with bachelor's degrees in journalism and media entrepreneurship. He's a researcher with CNN's story-vetting team, working with journalists across all platforms, worldwide. Locally, he works as a fact-checker for Atlanta Magazine and Canopy Atlanta. Voytek has presented on panels at the Georgia State Honors College, and he taught a workshop on editorial fact-checking for Canopy Atlanta's fellows in early 2022.

Georgia rolls back precautions two years after COVID-19 shut down, leaving some vulnerable

By: - April 11, 2022

State Sen. Donzella James’ voice isn’t as strong as it used to be. In January 2021, James tested positive for COVID-19. She thought it was just her chronic bronchitis, but the next morning, she found herself in a crowded emergency room. After subsequent bouts of pneumonia and blood clots, she finally left the hospital in […]

Bipartisan effort to reform Georgia’s wrongful conviction compensation process advances

By: - March 11, 2022

Two decades ago, Kerry Robinson was convicted for a 1993 rape in Moultrie after he was falsely implicated by one of the actual perpetrators and a state forensic analyst. Robinson, 46, spent nearly the next 18 years of his life in a Georgia prison until he was exonerated with DNA evidence in 2020. Robinson is […]

Renter struggles remain as Georgia’s assistance program dodges federal funding claw back

By: - February 21, 2022

Janell Wise has lived in the same apartment since she moved to south Cobb County from Tennessee in 2014. Wise, 40, lives with her 13-year-old son in Mableton and works as a team leader at an Amazon facility near Fairburn. Last August, she came down with COVID-19. After her son tested positive in September, she […]