The Atlanta Press Club announced that two Creative Loafing stories have been selected as part of the professional organization's Top 10 Favorite Stories of the last 50 years.
Debbie Michaud has been named Editor-in-Chief and Thomas Wheatley has been promoted to News Editor at Creative Loafing Atlanta.
Eric Celeste departs after one year at the helm.
Creative Loafing Atlanta, Houston Press, Independent Weekly, L.A. Weekly, Phoenix New Times, and The Village Voice were among the honorees.
With the transaction, Nashville-based SouthComm now owns eight AAN-member publications, and the New York-based investment firm Atalaya Capital Management exits the alt-weekly business.
Salaries at the Chicago Reader, Creative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper will be reduced by 5 percent company-wide. Efforts to sell the chain's remaining papers have stepped up.
Former Creative Loafing Atlanta writer Andisheh Nouraee is part of the team behind the new book, Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom.
New Creative Loafing (Atlanta) editor Eric Celeste has previously served as associate editor of the Dallas Observer.
Eric Moran has been named Director of Advertising at Creative Loafing Atlanta.
In a farewell column this week, new Chicago Reader editor Mara Shalhoup said goodbye to her now-former publication, Creative Loafing (Atlanta).