Jewel Wicker is an Atlanta-based reporter who has written for publications such as Wall Street Journal Magazine, GQ, NPR and Atlanta magazine. She previously worked as a staff reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
News outlets strain against money ills worsened by pandemic losses
By: Jewel Wicker - July 6, 2021
As advertising sales return to pre-pandemic numbers at local newspapers, industry experts are both optimistic about the near future and concerned about the overall, long term health of Georgia’s news industry. For the past year, as readers searched for the latest COVID-19 news, local newspapers continued to cover news from virtual city council meetings to […]
What’s in a name? For musical posers bill could bring hammer of justice
By: Jewel Wicker - March 24, 2021
Georgia is known for having lots of artists who are making waves within the music industry today, but a bill backed by a local organization hopes to bring protection to legacy artists living in the state. A Senate bill, SB 157, seeks to outlaw the “deceptive practice of musical performance groups advertising and appearing as […]
State setting aside millions to help COVID-ravaged travel industry recover
By: Jewel Wicker - February 10, 2021
In 2020, Macon officials did something unprecedented – they cancelled the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Donations aid iconic Georgia eateries, struggle to survive COVID goes on
By: Jewel Wicker - December 30, 2020
It’s been nine months since restaurants in Georgia, and throughout the country, initially shut down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order in early April, restaurant owners held out hope that business would return as usual within a few weeks. Then, even after the governor lifted most […]
Georgia replaces Iowa as center of political universe
By: Jewel Wicker - November 30, 2020
Georgia is taking center stage in the American political theater, closing out a year that began with Iowans basking in their familiar role as the focus of intense media saturation and front porch candidate campaign pitches. Georgia doesn’t typically dominate the national political spotlight, since the GOP has a long statewide win streak that makes […]