Monday, January 5, 2009

About the Georgia News Beat

If you're reading this page for the first time, you're probably asking yourself, What is the "Georgia News Beat"?

As the name at the top of the blog indicates, GNB provides a unique, inside look at what's making news in the state of Georgia, from business to politics, higher education to the business of sports, to general features and profiles, and even the occasional feature story or profile, GNB will cover it.

Why "Georgia News Beat"? In journalism terms, a "beat" is a term where a journalist covers a particular subject or neighborhood of a city, such as business, politics, features, high school sports, media relations, new media, etc. In other words, it's a mixture of news and features you can't get anywhere else on the Internet.

In this case, the so-called "beat" for this blog will be the entire the state of Georgia. All of those subjects mentioned will be covered as often as possible on GNB. Also, expect a few profiles on some of the people who not only influence economic development, but also the unsung heroes who help get the word out on their companies to media outlets statewide, i.e., the media and public relations professionals.

Whether it's a large industry or small business closing, a new business coming to your city, suburb, or small town, or even critical pieces of legislation affecting your job, career, or even how you pay for basic necessities, GNB hopes to cover it. We'll even cover subjects such as how population growth and decline affects economic development throughout Georgia.

So, sit back, and enjoy GNB at, and feel free to send comments, news tips and other information by clicking here. Thanks for reading.


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