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

Photos: Former Atlanta Constitution and Journal buildings
 Even long-time Atlanta residents can get confused when referring to “the old Constitution building.” The Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution newspapers have held 11 addresses between them since 1868.  These are the buildings where Henry Grady and Ralph McGill read angry letters to the editor; where Joel Chandler Harris...

Posted: 4 days ago

Even long-time Atlanta residents can get confused when referring to “the old Constitution building.” The Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution newspapers have held 11 addresses between them since 1868.  These are the buildings where Henry Grady and Ralph McGill read angry letters to the editor; where Joel Chandler Harris...
Photos: Swearing-in ceremonies with no Bible
 Not everyone uses a Bible when they're sworn into office. And this is how the U.S. Constitution intended it. See for yourself in Article VI, Clause 3, which states that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification" for taking office anywhere in the U.S.  The custom of using a Bible during Presidential inaugurations...

Posted: 10 days ago

Not everyone uses a Bible when they're sworn into office. And this is how the U.S. Constitution intended it. See for yourself in Article VI, Clause 3, which states that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification" for taking office anywhere in the U.S.  The custom of using a Bible during Presidential inaugurations...
Photos: Places and things named for Andrew Young
The Southwest YMCA on Campbellton Road was named for Andrew Young and his brother, Dr. Walter Young, in 2004. Growing up in segregated New Orleans, the Young brothers spent a lot of time at their local YMCA and credit the organization with broadening their horizons. The Altanta facility includes a pool, daycare and child care. (Pete Corson...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Southwest YMCA on Campbellton Road was named for Andrew Young and his brother, Dr. Walter Young, in 2004. Growing up in segregated New Orleans, the Young brothers spent a lot of time at their local YMCA and credit the organization with broadening their horizons. The Altanta facility includes a pool, daycare and child care. (Pete Corson...
The second lives of Sears buildings
 Sears may be liquidating its stores left and right, but the company's historic distribution centers are experiencing major comebacks.  Ponce City Market's up-from-the-ashes story is a well-known tale of adaptive reuse but it's not unique. For two decades, developers have been turning those hulking Sears warehouses into live-work-play...

Posted: 16 days ago

Sears may be liquidating its stores left and right, but the company's historic distribution centers are experiencing major comebacks.  Ponce City Market's up-from-the-ashes story is a well-known tale of adaptive reuse but it's not unique. For two decades, developers have been turning those hulking Sears warehouses into live-work-play...
Photos: T.I. as Atlanta community leader
Atlanta rapper "T.I." had a long rap sheet before becoming one of Atlanta's most visible cultural ambassadors. Here are moments from the entertainer's volunteer and activist activities.

5:56 PM Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

Atlanta rapper "T.I." had a long rap sheet before becoming one of Atlanta's most visible cultural ambassadors. Here are moments from the entertainer's volunteer and activist activities.
Debate already begun on Zero Mile Post’s fate
 The Zero Mile Post, which has marked Atlanta’s center since 1850, could be moved within a year to create better access to a parking deck. Local preservationists are exasperated. “That would show you what our priorities are in this city,” said Boyd Coons, executive director of the Atlanta Preservation Center. » What...

6:37 PM Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018

The Zero Mile Post, which has marked Atlanta’s center since 1850, could be moved within a year to create better access to a parking deck. Local preservationists are exasperated. “That would show you what our priorities are in this city,” said Boyd Coons, executive director of the Atlanta Preservation Center. » What...
Zero Mile Post building to be demolished within year
 The building housing the Zero Mile Post, one of Atlanta’s oldest historical landmarks, is slated for demolition sometime within six to 12 months, and the state agency handling its demolition is making no promises that the granite post will return to the position it’s held since 1850. According to a statement provided to the AJC...

9:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

The building housing the Zero Mile Post, one of Atlanta’s oldest historical landmarks, is slated for demolition sometime within six to 12 months, and the state agency handling its demolition is making no promises that the granite post will return to the position it’s held since 1850. According to a statement provided to the AJC...
ACTUAL FACTUAL GEORGIA: Zero Mile Post marks city’s start
The Zero Mile Post is one of Atlanta's oldest artifacts, marking the place where the city's first railroad ended. The city came into existence when that railroad -- the Western & Atlantic -- was surveyed and built. (Pete Corson / pcorson@ajc.com)

6:41 PM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

The Zero Mile Post is one of Atlanta's oldest artifacts, marking the place where the city's first railroad ended. The city came into existence when that railroad -- the Western & Atlantic -- was surveyed and built. (Pete Corson / pcorson@ajc.com)
Photos: Tex McIver murder trial witnesses

4:25 PM Friday, Apr. 06, 2018

Tex McIver is on trial for the fatal shooting of his wife Diane in 2016, which he says was accidental. Although many of the basic facts about the case are not in dispute, the defendant’s intentions certainly are, and this makes witness testimony crucial in the prosecution’s efforts to paint Tex McIver as a cold-blooded killer...