The Lead: Greg Bluestein On Georgia’s Political Shift

One thing that journalism students often hear is that the amount of change happening in the industry makes it a great time to enter the field. As daunting as the change can seem, it offers opportunity.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein grapples not only with the changing industry but also with a changing subject: Georgia politics. Bluestein covered the 2020 election and this year’s Georgia runoffs, and he is using the change as an opportunity. Bluestein’s opportunity is a book-in-progress, “How the Peach State Turned Purple.”

This week, Bluestein catches us up on covering the 2020 presidential election and Georgia’s congressional runoffs, discusses what’s next on Georgia’s political horizon and shares stories from his time as a journalism student at the University of Georgia.

Even if you don’t plan on writing a book like Greg, I hope this episode inspires you to seek opportunity in the change happening around you.

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Caroline Odom is a junior majoring in journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is also majoring in risk management and insurance with a certificate in personal and organizational leadership at UGA’s Terry College of Business.



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