The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covers the Atlanta metro area, along with state Government, the Legislature, and statewide issues. Staff includes 80 reporters, 23 editors and 49 additional staffers who produce news stories, video documentaries, investigative special projects, podcasts and other journalism. The newspaper is owned by Cox Enterprises, a family-owned company that has been in Atlanta since 1939.

The Plug

Launched in 2016 as the first daily tech newsletter, The Plug investigates and reports on Black tech trends, stories, and breaking news.

Ledger-Enquirer

The Ledger-Enquirer is a digital-first, daily local newspaper based in Columbus, Ga., focused on bringing our community engaging and actionable news. We are composed of a small but dedicated crew of journalists. Our veteran journalists are the foundation of our newsroom with valuable contacts built up from years of reporting, the ability to write on any topic in a thorough and accurate fashion and institutional knowledge of our practices and standards. With deep community ties, these reporters have earned first place in recent Georgia APME awards in beat reporting, non-deadline reporting and education coverage. Our younger journalists are all skilled across multimedia forms and often have things to teach their more veteran counterparts. They lift the newsroom spirit, challenge the status quo and ask questions about the community that have long been glossed over. Each day, we focus on sharing fresh content with our readers in the form that best suits them — be it our website, social media platforms or print products.

Adrienne Underwood

Adrienne Underwood covers coronavirus recovery for the Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia. Underwood has worked as a journalist in New Orleans since 2015, most recently as a stringer at the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate and Gambit Weekly. She has reported on homeless encampments, real estate, housing protests and other aspects of the housing crisis in the city. She’s also covered features, food & drink, entertainment, art and more. While attending Tulane University, she served as part of the digital content team at the New Orleans Advocate, during which time the newsroom won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage on non-unanimous jury laws in Louisiana. Underwood contributed to The Advocate’s digital coverage of Hurricane Barry, Catholic church sex abuse scandals, and the infamous Nola no-call, the missed call during the NFC championship last year between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams. As a student journalist at the Tulane Hullabaloo, she covered everything from student government to drug use on campus. She earned her B.A. in political science and English from Tulane University. She grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Madeleine Cook

Madeleine Cook is a photojournalist with the Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, where she concentrates on the Covid-19 pandemic and its fallout. Originally from Georgia and North Carolina, she holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from George Washington University/Corcoran School in Washington, D.C. There, she was a Luther Rice Fellow in refugee studies and a Shatz Scholar in Photography in Jerusalem and also graduated magna cum laude. As an undergraduate, Cook interned at USA Today Visuals, NPR's Science Desk, Agence France-Presse and The Morning Call based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she drove cross-country to be a Pulliam Fellow at the Arizona Republic, and then to Salem, Oregon, where she was a photojournalist at the Statesman Journal taking on daily photo and video assignments, producing galleries and covering the long-term impact of homelessness in Oregon. She is an Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII 2019 Participant.

Ledger-Enquirer

The Ledger-Enquirer is a digital-first, daily local newspaper based in Columbus, Ga., focused on bringing our community engaging and actionable news. We are composed of a small but dedicated crew of journalists. Our veteran journalists are the foundation of our newsroom with valuable contacts built up from years of reporting, the ability to write on any topic in a thorough and accurate fashion and institutional knowledge of our practices and standards. With deep community ties, these reporters have earned first place in recent Georgia APME awards in beat reporting, non-deadline reporting and education coverage. Our younger journalists are all skilled across multimedia forms and often have things to teach their more veteran counterparts. They lift the newsroom spirit, challenge the status quo and ask questions about the community that have long been glossed over. Each day, we focus on sharing fresh content with our readers in the form that best suits them — be it our website, social media platforms or print products.