Courtney Martinez

Digital Optimization Specialist

Martinez assists hyperlocal reporters and AJC newsroom with optimization and SEO guidance. Born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., Martinez graduated from Belmont University with a B.A. in Mass Communication in 2015. She joined the AJC in 2016 and previously worked for NCAA Digital, a division of Turner Sports.

Latest from Courtney Martinez

Cherokee County Schools: Back-to-school guide for 2017-18
 As students and teachers prepare for the upcoming year, Cherokee County Schools will be hosting open houses and walk-throughs July 25-31 to give parents the chance to learn more about their children’s schools.  With that in mind, here is a complete guide for families to the Cherokee County School District for the 2017-18 school...

Posted: 2 days ago

As students and teachers prepare for the upcoming year, Cherokee County Schools will be hosting open houses and walk-throughs July 25-31 to give parents the chance to learn more about their children’s schools.  With that in mind, here is a complete guide for families to the Cherokee County School District for the 2017-18 school...
Forsyth County Schools: Back-to-school guide for 2017-18 academic year
 As of May 2017, the Forsyth County school district had more than 46,555 students and 5,072 staff members in 37 schools and one center, making it the seventh-largest in Georgia.  With school set to return Aug. 3, students and parents can find below a complete guide  to the Forsyth County system.   First day of school: Thursday...

Posted: 7 days ago

As of May 2017, the Forsyth County school district had more than 46,555 students and 5,072 staff members in 37 schools and one center, making it the seventh-largest in Georgia.  With school set to return Aug. 3, students and parents can find below a complete guide to the Forsyth County system.   First day of school: Thursday...
Quiz: Can you spell like a Scripps National Spelling Bee champion?
 The English language is strikingly complicated, ask any non-native speaker. Its spelling conventions can be especially dizzying with its silent p’s, i before e’s except after c’s and the fact that the word ‘misspell’ itself is so darn easy to mispell misspell.  The 90th Scripps National Spelling...

2:03 PM Thursday, Jun. 01, 2017

The English language is strikingly complicated, ask any non-native speaker. Its spelling conventions can be especially dizzying with its silent p’s, i before e’s except after c’s and the fact that the word ‘misspell’ itself is so darn easy to mispell misspell.  The 90th Scripps National Spelling...
Andruw Jones at PBR Atlanta opening
May 5, 2017- Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Andruw Jones rides the mechanical bull at the PBR Atlanta, a cowboy-style bar opening in the Battery Atlanta. The mechanical bull "Druw" is named after the 10-time Gold Glove winner (COURTNEY MARTINEZ/AJC)

11:31 PM Friday, May. 05, 2017

May 5, 2017- Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Andruw Jones rides the mechanical bull at the PBR Atlanta, a cowboy-style bar opening in the Battery Atlanta. The mechanical bull "Druw" is named after the 10-time Gold Glove winner (COURTNEY MARTINEZ/AJC)
Here are some of the cheapest Braves tickets for sale online today
 Not everyone is a planner. We don’t all have color-coded family emergency spreadsheets. So even though it’s opening day for Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, you can still get tickets.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a very scientific review of online ticket availability (looked at StubHub, SeatGeek and...

5:23 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

Not everyone is a planner. We don’t all have color-coded family emergency spreadsheets. So even though it’s opening day for Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, you can still get tickets.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a very scientific review of online ticket availability (looked at StubHub, SeatGeek and...
SunTrust Park: How to watch Atlanta Braves batting practice
 There’s usually two reasons baseball fans like to arrive early at a stadium. In the case of the new SunTrust Park, it’s probably to beat the inevitable game day traffic.  But for those die-hard baseball fans, it also gives them a chance to watch players partake in an essential pregame tradition: batting practice. ...

2:29 PM Friday, Apr. 07, 2017

There’s usually two reasons baseball fans like to arrive early at a stadium. In the case of the new SunTrust Park, it’s probably to beat the inevitable game day traffic.  But for those die-hard baseball fans, it also gives them a chance to watch players partake in an essential pregame tradition: batting practice. ...
Atlanta United gives out flags to fans for ‘March to Soccer’ week
 Soccer fever has spread throughout metro Atlanta as Atlanta United begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer on Sunday. As part of Takeover Tuesday and “March to Soccer” week, the club  hosted a scavenger hunt to distribute 2,017 ‘unite and conquer’ flags in honor of its 2017 season. Team representatives...

9:06 PM Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

Soccer fever has spread throughout metro Atlanta as Atlanta United begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer on Sunday. As part of Takeover Tuesday and “March to Soccer” week, the club hosted a scavenger hunt to distribute 2,017 ‘unite and conquer’ flags in honor of its 2017 season. Team representatives...
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday this March with DeKalb County Library
 Get out the recipes for green eggs and ham, DeKalb. Thursday marks the 113th birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. So where’s a better place to celebrate the literary icon and a love of reading than the library? DeKalb County Public Library system will host events throughout March at several...

5:41 PM Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

Get out the recipes for green eggs and ham, DeKalb. Thursday marks the 113th birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. So where’s a better place to celebrate the literary icon and a love of reading than the library? DeKalb County Public Library system will host events throughout March at several...
Fulton County School District 2016-17 Calendar
 The 2016-17 school year has almost come and gone for the Fulton County School system. But there are still important dates for parents to mark on their calendars.  Schools will be closed Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 for Presidents Day weekend.
Students will be off on March 10 and March 13 for Teacher Workday and Professional Development Day, respectively...

9:33 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

The 2016-17 school year has almost come and gone for the Fulton County School system. But there are still important dates for parents to mark on their calendars.  Schools will be closed Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 for Presidents Day weekend. Students will be off on March 10 and March 13 for Teacher Workday and Professional Development Day, respectively...
SunTrust Park map: Seating chart, gates and entrances
 The long wait is over, the new Braves stadium is open. The dire warnings about traffic nightmares were definitely overblown and the Braves, well, they’re still the Braves. So, c’mon Mr. & Ms. Diehard, get in the car. But, where to sit? The new Braves stadium has a capacity of 41,000 seats, including 4,000 premium seats. ...

2:27 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

The long wait is over, the new Braves stadium is open. The dire warnings about traffic nightmares were definitely overblown and the Braves, well, they’re still the Braves. So, c’mon Mr. & Ms. Diehard, get in the car. But, where to sit? The new Braves stadium has a capacity of 41,000 seats, including 4,000 premium seats. ...