Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown is the Daily A1 Editor for the AJC. She came to the paper in 2007 and was most recently a Features Editor. She has previously worked as a reporter, news editor and arts editor. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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Opinion: We all have role in Earth Day

Posted: 2 days ago

Today is the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a movement launched in 1970 to raise our consciousness about environmental concerns regarding issues such as pollution and public health. For more than four decades it has been an opportunity for personal and corporate accountability – a time when we not simply reflect on our carbon footprint...
Opinion: Why a proud UGA alum nudged her child toward an HBCU 
 Early in the college application process, I pushed my daughter to apply to at least two HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities). Not because I had strong feelings about her attending a black college. I just didn’t want her to rule it out as an option for her college experience. It wasn’t until we visited three of...

5:00 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

Early in the college application process, I pushed my daughter to apply to at least two HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities). Not because I had strong feelings about her attending a black college. I just didn’t want her to rule it out as an option for her college experience. It wasn’t until we visited three of...
Opinion: Telling stories that celebrate Atlanta
 It’s not every day you meet a kid like Bronco Reese, a Woodstock 11-year-old who’s not afraid to give warm hugs to a baby goat or boldly ask a striking, much-taller teen girl to the junior dance. Bronco has faced a lot of fears in his life, the biggest being congenital heart defects that required a heart transplant about two years...

5:00 AM Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

It’s not every day you meet a kid like Bronco Reese, a Woodstock 11-year-old who’s not afraid to give warm hugs to a baby goat or boldly ask a striking, much-taller teen girl to the junior dance. Bronco has faced a lot of fears in his life, the biggest being congenital heart defects that required a heart transplant about two years...
Harvey Weinstein expelled from Television Academy for life
 The Television Academy voted Monday to expel disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations. “After a hearing Monday, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the Television Academy said in a statement. “The Academy...

5:18 PM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

The Television Academy voted Monday to expel disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations. “After a hearing Monday, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the Television Academy said in a statement. “The Academy...
Hewing to standards in digital age

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

The Internet has given the media some very sophisticated tools to tell stories, break news, and share and distribute information globally and instantly. Sometimes that comes with unintended consequences that challenge how we operate as journalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For decades, it has been our practice to not identify victims...
For news media, the constant disruptions become new normal
 What a week of news. A year of news for that matter. I’ve been a newspaper journalist for more than half my life. My very first year in the business, Mikhail Gorbachev was beginning to lead the Soviet Union out of the Cold War, and an Exxon Valdez tanker spilled millions of gallons of crude oil off the Alaska coastline. I was working...

4:00 AM Saturday, May. 20, 2017

What a week of news. A year of news for that matter. I’ve been a newspaper journalist for more than half my life. My very first year in the business, Mikhail Gorbachev was beginning to lead the Soviet Union out of the Cold War, and an Exxon Valdez tanker spilled millions of gallons of crude oil off the Alaska coastline. I was working...
Adjusting to life as an empty-nester
 This weekend, I will drop off my only child at Howard University in Washington D.C. A year ago, I was all but certain that she would enroll at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, this fall 2016. But I’ve had since May 1 to come to grips with her school home being more than 500 miles northeast of Athens. Like many imminent empty-nesters...

4:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

This weekend, I will drop off my only child at Howard University in Washington D.C. A year ago, I was all but certain that she would enroll at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, this fall 2016. But I’ve had since May 1 to come to grips with her school home being more than 500 miles northeast of Athens. Like many imminent empty-nesters...
Enjoying friends, food and thought
 About five years ago, I was fortunate enough to become a part of an extraordinary potluck group that has fed my soul beyond the delicious and savory food dishes we share every other month. What started out as a random invite to an informal group called Pie in a Cup has given me a window into communities across Atlanta, important issues and...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016

About five years ago, I was fortunate enough to become a part of an extraordinary potluck group that has fed my soul beyond the delicious and savory food dishes we share every other month. What started out as a random invite to an informal group called Pie in a Cup has given me a window into communities across Atlanta, important issues and...
5 great OTP brunches
 Finding a great brunch outside the Perimeter with offerings beyond the usual breakfast fare isn’t easy. But there are hidden gems tucked in places like Stone Mountain and Woodstock, along with places in popular districts such as Alpharetta’s Avalon. Here are our top picks. The warmth of home beckons you to this unassuming yellow...

3:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016

Finding a great brunch outside the Perimeter with offerings beyond the usual breakfast fare isn’t easy. But there are hidden gems tucked in places like Stone Mountain and Woodstock, along with places in popular districts such as Alpharetta’s Avalon. Here are our top picks. The warmth of home beckons you to this unassuming yellow...
A mom’s wish for safe campuses

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Last Monday, the Georgia House passed the “campus carry law,” which would allow students 21 and older who have a concealed weapons license to carry guns on the state’s public university and college campuses. The next day, lawmakers passed “campus carry lite,” which would allow students of any age to carry a Taser...