Pete Corson

Audience specialist

Pete Corson is an Audience Specialist for the Crime and RE:Race teams. He previously worked in the same capacity for the MyAJC.com homepage, Projects & Strategic teams; as a Mobile Technology Producer, where he helped develop the AJC's iPad app; as a website Producer, serving as a channel manager for accessAtlanta.com; and as a Producer for ajc.com's strategic channels. Before that, he was a Page Designer for the Editorial department, designing the @issue and Atlanta & the World sections for the paper. He has worked at the AJC since 1998.

Latest from Pete Corson

Map and database: Comparing the health of HBCUs
 This map gives the location, size and vital statistics for each of 101 accredited historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). See below for a searchable database of the schools, including data from 2005 and 2010. To explore the map: Scroll over or click on each school for more information. All data in the map is from 2015&mdash...

Posted: 20 days ago

This map gives the location, size and vital statistics for each of 101 accredited historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). See below for a searchable database of the schools, including data from 2005 and 2010. To explore the map: Scroll over or click on each school for more information. All data in the map is from 2015&mdash...
Georgia irresistible to true-crime podcasts
 If you’re listening to true-crime podcasts, you’re hearing a lot about Georgia. And with the debut of “Atlanta Monster,” now you’ll be hearing a lot about Atlanta in the late 1970s. That podcast, from Atlanta-based HowStuffWorks, is the most recent project from the producers of the wildly popular &ldquo...

3:24 PM Friday, Jan. 05, 2018

If you’re listening to true-crime podcasts, you’re hearing a lot about Georgia. And with the debut of “Atlanta Monster,” now you’ll be hearing a lot about Atlanta in the late 1970s. That podcast, from Atlanta-based HowStuffWorks, is the most recent project from the producers of the wildly popular &ldquo...
The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary’s Hollywood connections
 The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary has had its share of famous inmates over the years, including several who have inspired characters in Hollywood crime films. Here are some of those inmates and the films that you might know them from, along with other famous prisoners of the facility.  But first, some history: The penitentiary was first...

12:50 AM Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017

The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary has had its share of famous inmates over the years, including several who have inspired characters in Hollywood crime films. Here are some of those inmates and the films that you might know them from, along with other famous prisoners of the facility.  But first, some history: The penitentiary was first...
PHOTOS: Atlanta Federal Penitentiary at the movies
The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary has had its share of famous inmates over the years, including several who have inspired characters in Hollywood true-crime films. Here are some of those inmates and the films that you might know them from, along with other famous prisoners of the facility.

1:12 PM Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary has had its share of famous inmates over the years, including several who have inspired characters in Hollywood true-crime films. Here are some of those inmates and the films that you might know them from, along with other famous prisoners of the facility.
Photos: Irma’s wake of destruction along Georgia, nearby Florida
Atlanta: A tree blocks South Ponce de Leon Avenue near the bridge over Lullwater Creek in Druid Hills on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma. The fallen tree narrowly missed blocking the entrance to Freedom Parkway Trail. (Pete Corson / pcorson@ajc.com)

3:53 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Atlanta: A tree blocks South Ponce de Leon Avenue near the bridge over Lullwater Creek in Druid Hills on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma. The fallen tree narrowly missed blocking the entrance to Freedom Parkway Trail. (Pete Corson / pcorson@ajc.com)
Photos: Irma’s aftermath in Georgia, Day 2
Metro Atlanta and the rest of Georgia deal with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma’s effects one day after the storm passed through the state.

2:40 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Metro Atlanta and the rest of Georgia deal with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma’s effects one day after the storm passed through the state.
Photos: Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta
JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY MARKER (Agnes Scott College): You'll find this marker on the border of Agnes Scott College, on East College Avenue near the South McDonough Street intersection. In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived of naming a transcontinental series of highways after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It would...

6:22 PM Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY MARKER (Agnes Scott College): You'll find this marker on the border of Agnes Scott College, on East College Avenue near the South McDonough Street intersection. In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived of naming a transcontinental series of highways after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It would...
Photos: The legacy of Marietta's McNeel Marble Company
McNeel Marble Co. mass-produced Confederate monuments all across the southeast and beyond in the early 20th century. Here are a few things to know about the company and its product.

2:57 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

McNeel Marble Co. mass-produced Confederate monuments all across the southeast and beyond in the early 20th century. Here are a few things to know about the company and its product.