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: Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta
 Cities across the South are giving Confederate memorials a hard look. In Atlanta, a committee appointed in 2017 — called the Advisory Committee on City of Atlanta Street Names and Monuments Associated with the Confederacy — recommended removing two monuments and changing several street names. It's unclear when or if these...

Posted: 2 days ago

Cities across the South are giving Confederate memorials a hard look. In Atlanta, a committee appointed in 2017 — called the Advisory Committee on City of Atlanta Street Names and Monuments Associated with the Confederacy — recommended removing two monuments and changing several street names. It's unclear when or if these...
How the AJC covered the events in the "ATL Homicide" pilot
 The 2003 murder of Tereon Grant was the subject of the "ATL Homicide" pilot episode on Monday. The new true-crime show on TV One recreates cases as told by David Quinn and Vince Velazquez, two retired Atlanta Police Department homicide detectives. Quinn has called the show "like an APD greatest hits LP for us."  Some...

Posted: 5 days ago

The 2003 murder of Tereon Grant was the subject of the "ATL Homicide" pilot episode on Monday. The new true-crime show on TV One recreates cases as told by David Quinn and Vince Velazquez, two retired Atlanta Police Department homicide detectives. Quinn has called the show "like an APD greatest hits LP for us."  Some...
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...

10:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018

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...

7:09 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

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...

12:41 AM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

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...

5:56 PM Friday, Jun. 01, 2018

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.