Thomas Patrick Wheatley

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I’m a journalist living in Atlanta.

tpwheatley (at) gmail (dot) com

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I’m a journalist and photographer living in Atlanta. 
tpwheatley (at) gmail (dot) com

All photos by me.


• Axios Atlanta (Atlanta: Fall 2021-present):

Reporter: Report and write stories about city politics and culture as part of the founding team of the Atlanta-focused daily newsletter.

• Atlanta Magazine (Atlanta: Winter 2017-Fall 2021):

Articles Editor: Report, write, and edit stories for Atlanta’s award-winning city magazine about city and state politics, social issues including gentrification and inequality, and people who make metro Atlanta a diverse and vibrant region. Assign, edit, and produce Connector, the news and culture front-of-the-book department. Lead special cover packages focusing on the revitalization of the Chattahoochee River, the effects of the Atlanta BeltLine, and Atlanta’s afterdark culture. Moderate panel discussions about politics and transportation.

• Creative Loafing (Atlanta: Fall 2007-Winter 2017):

Interim Editor in Chief (Fall 2016-Winter 2017) and News Editor (Fall 2012-Winter 2017): Managed an eight-person team to produce the weekly print issue and daily online content for Atlanta’s award-winning alt-weekly. Wrote daily and longform content about local politics, transportation, urban development, and the environment in print and online at CL’s news blog. Led special projects, in addition to helping produce multimedia features. Moderated and served as a panelist for in-house and outside discussions.

Staff Writer (Fall 2007 – Fall 2012): Covered how urban development, transportation, and the environment were affected by local politics and policies. Extensively covered the Atlanta BeltLine and mass transit proposals and increased frequency of posts on CL’s news blog.

• Roswell and Alpharetta Neighbor (Roswell, Georgia: Summer 2005-Fall 2005):

Staff writer and Photographer: Wrote six articles each week about politics, education, and culture for a weekly newspaper serving North Fulton. Coverage included following the city’s efforts to oust a councilman, an investigation of missing city funds, and methamphetamine use in the affluent suburbs.

• Flagpole (Athens, Georgia: Winter 2004–present)

Contributing Writer and Writer in Residence: Wrote news and features for a college-town alt-weekly, including pieces about nudist resorts, small-town professional wrestlers, and a 3,000-word profile about pigeon racers that won a national journalism prize.

• Freelance clients: New York Times, Next City, Glamour, and author A.J. Jacobs

- American Society of Magazine Editors: Finalist, General Excellent-Special Feature, “Atlanta After Dark.”
- Association of Alternative Newsmedia: Second Place, Feature, “Sober,” 2008; First Place, Staff Blog, Fresh Loaf, 2014, 2015; First Place, Special Section, 2014
- Atlanta Press Club: Finalist, Online/multimedia - feature, 2010; Finalist, Print/online - nondaily, 2015
- Hearst Journalism Award: Third Place Finalist, Personality/Profile Writing, 2004

The University of Georgia: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications
ABJ in Magazines, English Minor, May 2004


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